Thursday, November 27, 2008

More Gratitude give me

At this very moment a thought occurred to me of all the things I am grateful for. I am grateful for my Husband who works so hard to take care of us, and loves us more than one could measure. I am extremely grateful for my daughter Scarlett who is so beautiful, and loving, and smart. She is just a sponge. I need to start taking her to church more so that she can soak up some spiritual knowledge as well. 

I think that having spiritual support is what gets us through the hard times, because when I don't have the spirit with me, life IS more than I can bear. I am not the strength, the Lord is my strength, which means that I am probably at my weakest right now. 

I am going to track down the lyrics to the song "more holiness give me" (particularly the verse about gratitude) because I think it has the steps needed to get through the hard times, and find strength from the Lord to overcome adversity.

More Holiness Give Me

By Philip Paul Bliss (1838-1876)

More holiness give me,
More strivings within,
More patience in suff’ring,
More sorrow for sin,
More faith in my Savior,
More sense of his care,
More joy in his service,
More purpose in prayer.

More gratitude give me,
More trust in the Lord,
More pride in his glory,
More hope in his word,
More tears for his sorrows,
More pain at his grief,
More meekness in trial,
More praise for relief.

More purity give me,
More strength to o’ercome,
More freedom from earthstains,
More longing for home.
More fit for the kingdom,
More used would I be,
More blessed and holy—
More, Savior, like thee.


Nikki said...

Happy Thanksgiving, I love that song. I always choke up a little when I sing it. It is a good little reminder to keep in the back of our minds. ♥ you guys

UR#1SIS said...

I love that song too. It really is inspiring. Embrace that desire I say! :)

Allyson & Jere said...

Nice entry, and so true. Thanks for the reminder.