Jan 2023 Thanksgiving
I thank the Lord for 2023, for His continued love and mercy and for His faithfulness.
I pray for you, my readers and friends – that the Lord may assist you in praying and in rejoicing as you witness the power of God in your lives.
For prayers answered in January 2023, I thank my Lord God:
For the invitation and party down in London and for the rest, walk and company.
For the courage and protection driving in unknown places at 2:30am.
For all we accomplished on the house.
For J’s safe flight back to Vienna.
For S’s safe drive back to Switzerland.
For a glorious Epiphany rest day with swim, sauna and friendship.
For a precious, healing confidence from J.
For precious afternoon with C and for meal treat together.
That S’s lost phone and wallet were both handed in and retrieved.
For preparing me well for the next EH weekend.
For a powerful first weekend of 202, for a lovely new group
For healing another bitter root in me.
For inspiring me to minister with another.
For S’s great progress and perseverance this month.
That the grandchildren are growing fabulously in literacy and in wisdom and grace.
That the long-awaited windows are installed and for inspiring me to paint the stonework.
For 3 car-loads of boxes now moved to their new home.
For an encouraging farewell to out-going leaders and a powerful commissioning of new pastors in the merging church community.
For motivation to keep doing the next right thing, even when I don’t feel like it at all.
For inspiration to travel before passport expires.
For inspiration and guidance in the booking of flights.
For peace of knowing that in all things, I can trust You!
There’s a funny story attached to the memory evoked by the ‘legs’ flailing out of the vegetation. Maybe my sister would tell a better version of the story, as in the memory, they were my legs she was laughing hysterically at!
This verse blessed me this morning, so I bless you with this prayer too:
May the God who gives us peace make you holy in every way and keep your whole being – spirit, soul and body – free from every fault at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you will do it, because He is FAITHFUL.
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24