Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Happy Thankful Thursday to everyone! I love this day of giving gratitude to God for all that He has blessed me with. I especially love reading your blogs, reading the thankful praises that bring such glory to God.

This week I am especially thankful for the confidence I have in God to meet all my needs through Christ. Not just some of them...

The transliterated Greek word for all is pas, which means:

1) individually
a) each, every, any, all, the whole, everyone, all things, everything
2) collectively
a) some of all types

All my needs are supplied through Him. He has me covered!

Two cars in the shop? He'll make a way.

Sick grandbabies? He'll have them on the mend.

Emotional illness? He works within me.

Chronic physical illness? He sustains me.

Wondering how I'm going to face the future? He already knows.

Hurting over sinful choices? He provides forgiveness.

Rejoicing in praise for the blessings He has given in times of need? He supplies the grateful heart and the words!

No matter what our needs are He has them all covered.

I love the definition of meet (or supply, if you're using the KJV). The Greek word is plēroō. It means:

1) to make full, to fill up, i.e. to fill to the full
a) to cause to abound, to furnish or supply liberally
1) I abound, I am liberally supplied
2) to render full, i.e. to complete
a) to fill to the top: so that nothing shall be wanting to full measure, fill to the brim
b) to consummate: a number
1) to make complete in every particular, to render perfect
2) to carry through to the end, to accomplish, carry out, (some undertaking)
c) to carry into effect, bring to realisation, realise
1) of matters of duty: to perform, execute
2) of sayings, promises, prophecies, to bring to pass, ratify, accomplish
3) to fulfil, i.e. to cause God's will (as made known in the law) to be obeyed as it should be, and God's promises (given through the prophets) to receive fulfilment

"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. " ~ Matthew 10:29-31 (NIV)

How faithful and great is our God? He is most worthy of praise. We have no need to fear. We have no need to worry.

I'm very thankful today! I'll cling to these promises as I drift off to sleep. Now I have God-bumps just thinking about how faithful He is! Knowing His will will be done is my comfort. However He chooses to supply those needs, I trust Him and accept His will for their fulfillment.

"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us." ~ 1 John 5:14 (NIV)

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Denise said...

Awesome, awesomw. Just like you my dear friend.

Melanie said...

I am so thankful, too, for the confidence we have in the Lord! Great thankful post!

LAURIE said...

Great post on TT tonight Laurie Ann. You think like me how you dig into the meaning of words and I love that. -Blessings on TT! Laurie

He And Me + 3 said...

You are so uplifting and encouraging to me. Thanks for always posting so postive even when things may not feel positive. He will supply all our needs...& we have to believe it! saying a prayer for those cars:)

Tracey said...

Happy TT!
Great post

Jill said...

Amen Laurie Ann!

Praising God for His faithfulness with you!

Blessings to you and your family this week!

Hugs and love,

~*Lisa*~ said...

Your Thankful Thursdays are so inspiring. I am so thankful with you that He only is Provision! Blessings

Angie said...

THIS was an incredible list! God is good!
A big blessing to my heart as I read!

Tracy said...

Such an awesome list. So very true that the gift of God's love and provision provides such sweet peace.

Thanks for sharing!


Alicia said...

Hi there! Thank you for sharing your encouraging TT post!! God is faithful even when we're not.

Have a blessed day!

Heather said...

That is a lovely post, thank you!

Anonymous said...

Great post. Yes, He can meet all of our needs. He certainly has been faithful to do that for me.

Named Alicia said...

Great post, as usual, my friend! I love the fact that He know how He will meet our need before we even have the need! Isn't He amazing!

Thanks for sharing!
Enjoy the rest of your week!

Bonnie said...

Thank you for such a wonderful post!! He is absolutely Sovereign and I love how He not only meets all of our needs but knows them in advance and remains faithful to who He is. Nothing gets Him nervous and wavering...what a rock to plant ourselves on!! Blessings.

gengen said...

Such a nice TT list thanks for sharing...

Denise said...

Growing up I had a security blanket, whenever I had that with me I found great comfort. What is more comforting that to know that He has it ALL covered - a heavenly blanket wrapping around me! Whew...need to ponder that! Blessings! Denise

Debra said...

Laurie Ann,

What a great TT post. I love that you said you had goosebumps just knowing of God's faithfulness!!

You are such a sweet sis...and I love ya!

((hugs)) to you

MJ said...

Such a wonderful and encouraging post. A true testament to how God takes care of our every need.

To answer your question, I am reading Losing Weight God's Way :)

Jennifer said...

Awesome! Thanks for reminding me of my present situations and my future situation...God is in control.

Happy TT!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

What a beautiful post! Happy TT!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

You do such a great job with these. It shows that you love these posts. Thanks for sharing the encouragement.

Speaking from the Heart said...

Wow. Another great blog.

Cheryl said...

Love your post! I love the "and my GOD will meet ALL our needs" and HE does. HE is definitely with me and meeting ALL my needs every single second of every single day! Thanks and Happy TT~

Sherrylinn said...

Amen! Thank you for a wonderful post.

Lisa said...

I am so encouraged reading your post, the Lord is working on behalf of my parents and things are getting resolved Glory to God.

Rita T. said...

What a good post! Thank you for the reminders that God has it all under control.

Michele Williams said...

Once again, a great post. Thank you so much for always teaching me something new.... and touching my heart.

Debra said...

Laurie Ann,

I'm thinking you must not be feeling well since you didn't post...I pray you feel better.

((hugs)) to you, sweet friend.

Darlene said...

Thanks for checking on me! I haven't been in a posting mood. Thanks for praying for us...please continue to do so. I love this scripture ...He does meet all our needs!! God will make this trial a Blessing!!
I posted this song on my blog today. I use to sing it a long time ago and it has been on my mind all week.

Cheryl said...

Laurie Ann,

It is such comfort knowing that He WILL AND IS ALWAYS FAITHFUL. He supplies everything we need.

Thanks for sharing!


PS ~ I'm so glad Wilson loves his toys. I'm still laughing about the mouse in the bed. It reminds me exactly of Ripley. Gotta love them, though.

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naejeirual said...

Just wanted to tell you how I appreciate the way you include the original scripture language in your blogs. God chose that time and place for a reason and there are riches in the language as it was. Thank you for bringing that richness to your devotions.