Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Thankful for Compassion

"When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things.” ~ Mark 6:34 (ESV)


I give thanksgiving today, Lord, that You continue to speak to our hearts. Even though the cannon of Scripture is complete and full, You gently whisper to the quiet places in our souls, always speaking something new and fresh. Your Word is living, breathing and moving - alive in me.

Jesus, I praise you for Your tender heart of compassion. You care about our needs more than we could ever imagine. You see the bewildered looks on our faces and the piercing confusion in our souls and You come to guide us out of these dark lost places into the safety of Your arms.

Thank You Lord, for reaching down to this simple woman, condescending to share Your vision with me, inviting me into this partnership with You in the ministry of reconciliation. All out of Your compassion.




Iris at Sting My Heart hosts Thankful Thursdays. Go visit her and be blessed by all the thankful hearts.

16 comments:

Ann said...

Yes, I'm thankful that God still speaks and uses us to be his hands and feet to show compassion! Blessings to you as you follow His lead...

Denise said...

Very beautiful my friend.

twinklemom said...

You have the sweetest words! What a wonderful way to talk about giving thanks!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Great TT post! I love that His Word is alive and active, and teaching us everyday!

Robyn said...

Heather this was beautiful!! Your heart just shines through here. I completely echo your words.

I hope you are keeping warm up there!! Is it above zero yet? We're at 10 right now!! Brrrr!!

Love Bears All Things said...

A lovely prayer!
Mama Bear

ellen b. said...

Beautiful Heather! It truly is amazing that we have His living word and that He has called us His own. Blessings on the rest of your week...

Angie said...

Heather-I so agree...everytime I get in His Word...I see something new...to calm the busyness of my heart. You blessed me this morning with this great thankful post!

Mel's World said...

Heather, that was absolutely refreshing! Thank you for allowing God to speak through you with those words.

xoxo,
Melissa

Speaking from the Heart said...

Thank you for blessing me with your beautiful prayer.

Nise' said...

Amen, what a wonderful post! God's word is alive and active!!

Heather said...

Wonderful post, Heather! Thank you for your sweet comment on my TT post today.

Have a blessed day!

In Light of the Truth... said...

Thank you for coming by yesterday and your sweet comment and prayers! Blessings to you!

Kate said...

What a beautiful post. You are Blessed with a loving heart.

IRENE said...

Amen.Have a lovely weekend.

eph2810 said...

Oh, Heather...you can't even imagine how much I needed to read your Thankful Thursday post tonight...a little weary and hurting, but I know that God will reach down and will give me comfort.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

Be blessed today and always...