Mandy Baker Johnson

Living without Shadows

Grateful

Five Minute Friday

I’m joining Five Minute Friday again this week, which is where bloggers from all over the world write on a theme chosen by Lisa-Jo Baker for five minutes without stopping to edit or self-critique their work, and then post the result on their blog. Today, the topic is: Grateful.

BEGIN:

Jack RabbitI’m grateful that God created animals. Jesus took the time and trouble to speak all the different species into being.
I’m grateful for the pets I’ve known: for Jack the rabbit’s comfort when my dad died, for Pickles the guinea pig enjoying our races up the stairs, and the way he stood up on his hind legs with his front paws on my calves to let me know when he wanted to race.

I’m grateful that God is light and there is no darkness in Him.  I’m grateful that His name reflects His character: love, light, beautiful, merciful, gracious, faithful. Jesus’ name is the most powerful name in the universe – darkness and demons flee before His name, and only through His name am I saved.

I’m grateful for my health. Thank You Lord for healing me! And for strengthening me every day.

I’m grateful for the tree outside my study window and for the pigeons that sit cooing on the fence.  I’m grateful for my nephew Stuart weeding the garden for us this week, so that I look out on tidiness and that gives my mind rest.

I’m grateful for Adrian – and for fifteen happy years of marriage. I’m grateful for the memories we share, for his faithfulness to me, for the fact that our marriage vows were more than just words uttered in the front of a church building – they were promises that we aim to keep, and that brings security.

I’m grateful to God because every good and perfect gift comes from Him, and He gives me all that I need. I’m grateful that God’s desire for me is that I have abundant life.

STOP.

 (Photo added afterwards)

7 Comments

  1. Yes so very many things to be grateful for…one of my favorite words to write about but the lists are so long!! Beautiful post!!

  2. I’m linking up from FMF neighbour what a lovely post!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing. As gratefulness increases, so does our joy. So much grace!

  4. I am linking up from FMF.. what a lovely post .. grateful for meeting you and seeing your blog 🙂 thank you for sharing your gratefulness.

  5. Yes! So many things to be grateful for. I am grateful for these things and so many more. Thank you for sharing! He is good!

  6. Mandy

    09/05/2014 at 12:15 pm

    Thanks all of you for your lovely comments and encouraging feedback. I’m so grateful!

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