Hebrews:13:5  Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

I happened to come across a blogroll called Grace Alone  and saw where they have this event called Thankful Thursday. It appears that other ladies will host it also on their blogs for a month and you can link yours there. So I hope I’m not doing this incorrectly, (please excuse me if I am) It appears this month it is being hosted by  the blog called  Spiritually Unequal Marriage which I a,m  unfortunately a It’s not a mistake that I was referred to the former blog but that’s another day’s blog perhaps.  Today I am concentrating on the verse above.  We all know that money allows us to have things. I am not a great lover of money and things  but sometimes I can desire things that I may not really need and thus I am not content with what I have.  My weakness seems to be books.  I don’t go crazy over clothes and shoes and the normal things that women tend to be lured to (I’m a little different) but I just love books.  I love to hold them and see them on bookshelves and even smell old ones and oh, I also sometimes read them.   I know I will never get them all read so why do I cling to them.? You’re probably saying “What does this have to do with Thankful Thursday?” Well, I’m thankful that God allows me to see the things in my life that I need to work on that may be just a little out of control (grinning as I am typing this).  I’ve realized that I could really exist without any of these books except one–my Bible.  And even at that I would have to choose which interpretation I would keep.  Oh boy. I am being a little humorous in this but I am really thankful that even in my obsessions He is there.  He never leaves me nor forsakes me.  He doesn’t say, “Well, she’s past working with so I think I’ll just move on.”  No, he’s omnipresent. He’s with me in my stuff and at the same time he’s with you in yours.  So today I am thankful for His presence in him life.  I am thankful to know that He is always with me and in me.  Yes, I am a mess, but I am his daughter and he is my Abba Father and for that I am thankful.

About Charmaine

I am a Christian woman seeking to truly "know" God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. I love the Word of God and it's life changing power. I like reading, writing, and amateur gardening. My passion is working in women's ministry with emphasis on Bible Study. I believe discipleship is very important in our transformation process to become more Christlike.
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6 Responses to THANKFUL THURSDAY – His Presence

  1. Mary says:

    I am not one to buy clothes, makeup or gadgets, but I do love to buy books. I have a stack of them here that I have read and am always looking for others. Finding a deal on books is my idea of paradise.

    Wishing you a great day.

  2. toknowhim says:

    Thanks for stopping by the Cafe today…

  3. Denise says:

    Welcome to thankful thursday, your post was awesome.

  4. Nancie says:

    Welcome to Thankful Thursday! So glad you can join us this week.

    I too have a particular love for books 🙂 Thank God for giving us the Bible and also other books that is helping us to grow in Him. Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us. Do join us regularly, if you can. Take care!

    God bless,

  5. Serendipity says:

    Welcome to TT! Oh can I relate to you LOL! I can spend hours in a bookstore but can’t even last half an hour in the ladies department LOL.

  6. Lynn says:


    Well girl… I am in an unequally yoked marriage. Girl, I just so relate to you..

    I’ve realized that I could really exist without any of these books except one–my Bible.

    Amen… Amen. I loved your post. Welcom to TT. I can’t to read your posts int he weeks ahead. TT is my favorite day of the week. Offering praises to Jesus… The best thing we can do all week.

    Stop over to SUM anytime and know that you are never alone. BIG hugs my sister, Lynn

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