Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Grateful Heart

Each new week brings us an opportunity to start afresh. For that matter, so does each new day. As I am tired of all of the negativity and complaining and grumbling around me in this world, I am making a focused effort to focus on the positive things, the things for which we can be grateful, the gifts that we are given in every moment. Husband, Son, family, pets, friends, home, food, love. Everything that is needed in this life, I have it and more.

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." -Philippians 4:8

There is a song that I have liked for years, and I make an effort to truly live my life along these words. The song is by a band called LUG (Life Under Grace) which is no longer around as I knew it, yet I still very much enjoy the music. Some of you have heard me singing it from time to time but did not know what it was. I am sharing the lyrics, and I hope that it makes you think today. Here it is!

Everyday I wake up and marvel at the miracle that is life
Realizing there's a blessing everywhere in sight
You know that there's a reason for the gift of a human soul
Not gonna waste it on a million of my selfish goals
Gonna live my life for my Lord
Gonna do His will and live on faith
I want to get started, you know I can't wait

So you wanna know why it is that I believe in the Lord above
It's simple really when you know His unconditional Love
Is always there when you need it the most
Forever living up to His name, The Holy Ghost
Showing mercy of which I'm not worthy
With the promise of the resurrection
Won't you join me in showing Him affection?

I'm gonna praise Him -- Yeah!
I'm gonna serve Him -- Yeah!
I'm gonne live it -- Yeah!
The words in The Book

I got a new life when I learned the truth
Nothing in this world can make me feel what I feel in Him
Everywhere you look, everything has a Maker
It is by His grace that we're alive
And I won't live my life like it's an accident

I'm gonna praise Him -- Yeah!

For what are you thankful today?


  1. I am grateful that Jesus died on the cross for me, so that I can live! I am also thankful that Jesus wants to be in my life and in my business. Although sometimes when I have "my business" I wanna control everything and take care of things.... I am eternally grateful that He will handle it all and wipe my slate clean!

  2. Really, Dm, you just have to realize that those who complain about and belittle others are just showing how unhappy they are with themselves! They actually need prayer so that they can realize the happiness that we have found in God and WITH GOD in our lives. AMEN??

  3. I just try to focus on the fact the God is so truly AWESOME!! That even on a rainy day the sun is still shining. Just because we don't see it doesn't mean its not there. God is the same He is always there that in its self if reason enough to be positive.

  4. Dawnmarie,
    Thanks for sharing the words to this beautiful song. I'd Love to see you sign it!! I am thankful for many things. Most of all my family and the relationships I am blessed with. I like your thinking. Sometimes it's easy to get distracted with all circumstances. We truly have so much to be thankful for!!!!