Friday, November 1, 2013

A Month of Gratitude

Today I'm taking up the challenge from +Create With Joy . It will be a month long theme on Gratitude   Every Friday there be a prompt to blog about.
 Today's is what are you most grateful for at this moment in your life?
I having  a hard time with this.  You see two years ago my brother David passed away at age 50. It was sudden and unexpected.  My brother and I were not on the best of terms. 
At this moment I'm grateful that I was able to be with him during his final week of  life.  I saw Gods hand in everything.  There were folks that helped me cope with his death. I'm grateful for the scripture I read to him, I believe it gave us both peace. I think most of all I'm grateful for the memories I have of him.
My favorite Psalm
The Lord Is My Fortress
 Live under the protection
of God Most High
and stay in the shadow
of God All-Powerful.
Then you will say to the Lord, “You are my fortress,
my place of safety;
you are my God,
and I trust you.”
The Lord will keep you safe from secret traps
and deadly diseases.
 He will spread his wings over you
and keep you secure.
His faithfulness is like
a shield or a city wall. t
 You won’t need to worry about dangers at night
or arrows during the day.
 And you won’t fear diseases that strike in the dark
or sudden disaster at noon.
 You will not be harmed, though thousands fall
all around you.
 And with your own eyes you will see the punishment
of the wicked.
 The Lord Most High is your fortress.
Run to him for safety,
  and no terrible disasters will strike you
or your home.
  God will command his angels to protect you
wherever you go.
 They will carry you in their arms,
and you won’t hurt your feet
on the stones.
 You will overpower the strongest lions
and the most deadly snakes.
  The Lord says, “If you love me
and truly know who I am,
I will rescue you
and keep you safe.  
 When you are in trouble, call out to me.
I will answer and be there
to protect and honor you.
 You will live a long life and see my saving power.”
Psalm 91 
In memory of David Alan  March 28 1961-November 1, 2011. He is resting in the Shelter of the Almighty.