Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Thankful Thursday ~ 5 Senses

“I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.” ~ Psalm 7:17 (ESV )
This week's Thankful Thursday theme is the five senses. What a wonderful verse Iris' has chosen and great theme for gratitude.

God has gifted us with our senses, each is a true blessing to me, as I still have them all.

Sight - I am so thankful for the beautiful things I see each day, the goodness in a world that sometimes seems a little, well, alot, crazy! "I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living." ~ Psalm 27:13 (NIV)

Sound - I am thankful that I will hear the trumpet call of God at the Rapture. "For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first." ~ 1 Thessalonians 4:16 (NIV)

Touch - I'm so grateful that God has given me the sense of touch to feel the guiding hand of God. "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." ~ Psalm 23:4 (NIV)

Taste - I'm thankful for the gift of taste when I feast on God's Word. "How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!" ~ Psalm 119:103 (NIV)

Smell - I'm thankful for the sense of smell, for I can smell the sweet aroma of each and every one of your blogs. You bless me! "For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing." ~ 2 Corinthians 2:15 (NIV)

God has surely blessed me this week. I have so much to be grateful for.
While I'm still not well, I am recovering. I have a lingering cough and a sinus headache. I'm on my second round of antibiotics and am so thankful God has gifted doctors in knowing how to treat bronchitis, ear infections and sinus infections (and more!)
I'm especially thankful for my dear husband and his patience with me as I battle The Plague.
I'm thankful for time spent with grandchildren and time spent with family and friends.
I'm thankful for the WOW Gals and this wonderful blogging community. Your blogs bless me in ways you cannot imagine.
I'm thankful for the freedom I have to vote. I cannot imagine living in a dictatorial society.
I'm thankful for good books to read.
I'm especially grateful for a good home to live in and heat (remember how I was praising the Lord for a/c just a few short weeks ago? Fall has arrived in Mississippi, and at nighttime the heat feels good when it's 45* F outside!)
Most of all, I'm thankful for God's love, giving me the endurance to get through another week.

Happy Thankful Thursday, everyone!
"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever." ~ 1 Chronicles 16:34
For more Thankful Thursday's, visit our hostess, Iris, by clicking on the button below. Be sure to drop her a line of thanks for hosting this most awesome meme!


Denise said...

This was so beautiful sweetie, you bless me.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! This is the 2nd one that I've read tonight on 5 senses. It is amazing how we take so much for granted...I'm so guilty. I need to slow down and enjoy life more and be thankful for the small things.

Thanks for a great reminder.

Happy TT!!!

LauraLee Shaw said...

True contentment is found when we choose to thank Him. Oh, how I love your heart and the way you express yourself through your posts.

Anonymous said...

thanking God for everything gives Him glory. be blessed, laurie ann. ♥

Grammy said...

So sorry to here you are not feeling well.

Debra said...

Laurie Ann...

I'm praying you get over this thing soon! I love your thankful heart!

Beautiful TT post!

Tammy said...

What a wonderful list - we are truly blessed! I pray you are feeling better soon.

Tammy @

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Prayers said for your continued recovery! Happy TT.

Jill said...

Laurie Ann,

I love your list and how you brought scripture to every sense! Awesome is His word!

Powerful is His love for us!

Praying you are fully well by this time next week!

In His amazing grace,

Angie said...

What an uplifting post! I had posted mine before I found out what theme Iris was going with...YOURS is prefect!!

Beth K. Vogt said...

Just want you to know I am praying for you to get all better!

Mary said...

Thanks for sharing. Love the verse...He is so good!! Praying for healing and strength for you. Blessings on your day!

gengen said...

That is very good list my friend and thanks for sharing this...TC

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Just goes to show you that God knew what He was doing when we made us! We ARE fearfully and wonderfully made!

Thanks for the reminder today! Have a blessed day!

Alicia said...

I really enjoyed your TT post!! I was totally blessed!!!

Lynn said...

Hi Laurie Ann,

LOVED, loved the scripture you used. I am thrilled fall is in the air. It is just a hint today in my town. I was praying for cooler weather.

I always love stopping here, visiting with one of my BFF... Love you girl. Hugs

He And Me + 3 said...

Laurie Ann...
I loved your post and how you tied every single sense into God & used Scripture. Love reading your blog...always so encouraging!

MJ said...

I love how you quoted Scripture with each blessing! Beautiful!

Tricia said...

I was blessed by reading your post today! Praying you get all the way well soon!


JesusRulzMe said...

WOW!!! You are a constant blessing to me sister! I think I'm gonna have to come back again and again to read your post!

I LOVE all the Scriptures you shared (Psalm 27:13 is one of the verses God gave me to help me through those 13 years). And I really loved how you shared why you are thankful!

I am soooo thankful for you AND wanted to give you one of the awards, but as I came over to your blog yesterday to check your bloggy awards....guess what? You already had the one's I was going to give you!!!!

You have to stop being so wonderful so I can give you something, everyone else hasn't already given you!!!! :-)

What a problem to have, right?

You are well loved sister...and I'm one of those who loves you and prays for you often!

Much love sister girl!

BP said...


I enjoyed your list focusing on your senses.
Have a great weekend!

I like the colors you used today

Amydeanne said...

very cool list Laurie!

Serendipity said...

Glad to hear you are recovering. Will be praying for you. God bless!

Peggy said...

Blessings Laurie Ann...You are such an inspiration and grateful person with one more sense...a heart that seeks God..a heart of gold! I love how you write and it blesses me so much how you incorporate God's Word in every sense & throughout! I only wish you were totally many different stuff at once
...that's how I get...praying that you are well soon! Complete in Him! Thank you for your touching words as you visited a difficult post!
I love your total list!

sailorcross said...

Hi Laurie Ann!!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting me yesterday!!

I love meeting new people, and I'm so glad that I've stopped by to meet you!!

Your list is awesome--I love how you incorporated a Scripture with each sense. God has given us these senses, and yet we still take them for granted.

My Thankful Thursday was not on senses because I was in a place where I just needed to be still and listen to what God has been trying to tell me!

And I have listened (He's probably saying, "Finally, she has slowed down enough to listen to me!"). But, He has so much patience with us, another thing to be thankful for!

And due to my listening to His voice above all the others in this world, I have awakened refreshed and energized IN HIM!!


Nancy Douglas said...

You will certainly be on the mend quicker with a thankful attitude in your heart. How it makes the Lord smile to see your positive attitude even while sick.
Many blessings to you!

Nancie said...

You are in my prayers. May God continue to restore you. Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us. I love the way you linked a verse to it. Thank God for blessing you in many ways. Take care and God bless you always!

mama meji said...

I`m praying for your healing. May God heals your body-and soul. Thanks always for dropping by. I appreciate it a lot.

BTW, I so love the way you presented the senses. Blessings!

maiylah said...

what a lovely thankful post! hoping and praying you'll continue getting well...

thank you so much for visiting my TT post. :)