March 20, 2012

One by One

I did not deserve God's mercy,
yet, He gave it.
I am not deserving of His grace,
but He continues to supply it.
Because of the finished
work of Jesus Christ.

As time goes on,
I am more and more aware that
what I actually deserve is
eternal separation from Him forever.
Outside of Christ....

I deserve Hell.

Oh the thought of it!
And yet, He chose to extend Life to me.
He continually gives grace and mercy.
He promises to save all who come to Him.
How Amazing and Wonderful!

Are you HIS?

"All that the Father giveth me
shall come to me;
and him that cometh to me
I will in no wise cast out."
~ John 6:37 ~

Run to Him today!

This knowledge has put into
perspective quite a few things.
We have had recent trials and struggles.
Sorrows that even those closest to us
know nothing of.

And yet, through it all,
there is joy.
And peace.
And comfort.

And we have been provided for.
And we have been sheltered.
And we have been encouraged.

The LORD is Faithful.

What more can be said?

The list continues to grow.
The mercies abound.
The graces are numbered.
And we rejoice!

All we have is from His Hand.
Numbering God's gifts ~
One by One.

1609. That I do not get what I deserve ~
That's Mercy!

1610. That I get what I do not deserve ~
That's Grace!

1611. That the LORD is merciful ~
Extending Life to me!

1612. For godly influence

1613. For godly teaching and instruction
in a wonderful church

1614. For internet connection
and audio broadcast live
when we are unable to be there in person

1615. That my Dad thought
to blow this photo up so long ago ~
He was right...it is a treasure!
(Fraser, Calvin, and Austin Summer 2001 ~
2, 4, and 6 years old)
Be. Still. My. Heart.


1616. That these boys are growing
up and following the example of their
Daddy in so many ways

1617. For a Dad who takes his
sons on business meetings ~
What a blessing!


1618. For a *new to us* van to drive in ~
truly an *extra* and not a *need*

1619. Mornings like this...


1620. Last effort of winter ~
But Spring is coming!

1621. Birthdays and birthdays and MORE birthdays ~
Four in the space of 7 1/2 weeks!

1622. The joy on their faces! :)


1623. Celebrating with family
and friends

1624. Learning and growing...
still (thankfully)

1625. Provisions and seeing that
they come directly from our Loving
Heavenly Father ~
A pair of Sunday Pants for Calvin
on sale and a pair of Sunday Shoes
from the Thrift Store (the label on
the sole said they were Italian made!)

1626. Music ~
Continually.


1627. And that the piano had
its tri-annual tuning...
ahhhh!

My journal sits on my counter.

I list as events unfold.
Sometimes many all at once,
and other times in a trickle.

Would you like to begin?
Just grab a pen and a journal,
set them out on the counter,
and list out your blessings.
Find the joy in the moments ~
As they arrive.

Enjoy the journey!

Many Blessings,
Camille

9 comments:

Nadine said...

Wonderful blessings to indeed be thankful for!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Treasures Evermore said...

It's funny...I read One Thousand Gifts but never continued with my journal. Now I need it more than ever....reminders of God's faithfulness and love towards me:-)

Thank you for sharing this post.

Blessings,
Connie

Patty said...

What a sweet picture of your boys. Yes, every good thing comes from God ~ James 1:17 ~ though we are undeserving. Wonderful blessings indeed!

American Home said...

Camille,

Once again your words touch the heart.

Everytime I read your words I am so glad to know you.

You are a blessings and a treasure from God.

Have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Donna

Camille said...

Dear Nadine ~ Thank you my friend! God is Good. :)

Dear Connie ~ How we continually need to focus our attention on our Precious Saviour...HE alone is Worthy! May HE give you HIS grace and strength this day. :)

Dear Patty ~ Thank you for your kind words! How true it is...every thing is from HIM!! :)

Dear Donna ~ What a sweet encourager you are...thank you for your friendship. The LORD be praised...it's all of HIM! :)

Many Blessings to you each one!
In HIS Love,
Camille

Jill said...

So many wonderful blessings! Wow all those birthdays in 7 1/2 weeks! Busy busy!!

Have a wonderful week, hope all is well.

Blessings,
Jill

Camille said...

Dear Jill ~ Funny how that works, isn't it? Fraser's birthday and mine are three weeks apart in the summer...so, out of the possible 52 weeks of the year, we only need about 10 of them. LOL! :)

Blessings to you!
Camille

Sandy said...

Dear Camille,
What a wonderful post. The Lord is Faithful. Thanks for sharing. Love the picture of your 3 boys! How cute!!!
Blessings,
Sandy

Camille said...

Dear Sandy ~ How lovely it is to hear from you! Yes, the LORD is Faithful...what a blessing. :)

Love,
Camille