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Thankful Thursday ~ Precious Words

“This is my comfort in my affliction,
that your promise gives me life.” ~ Psalm 119:50 (ESV)

God’s Word to me is the best comfort there is – don’t you agree? Yesterday morning I read Lori’s interview with Rebecca St. James at CWO’s web-site. One particular phrase hit me right between the eyes: “I want to thrive, not just survive”. But how I can thrive? Only by staying close to His Word…So this year, from time-to-time, I would like to share passages from His precious Word with you during our Thankful Thursday gatherings.

One Bible I carry with me at all times is my ‘precious’ all worn out — pages falling out — taped back together — highlighted in different colors — New Living Translation. Although we are using the ESV at church (which I also use it for my studies), the NLT was the best for me to make the transition from German to English. I know – it is only a thought-for-thought translation…I think it is a great ‘entry level’ translation to His Word…IMHO 🙂 . I hope you don’t mind that I share passages from ‘my’ NLT today.

I am thankful for His precious Word…

  • He has removed our sins as far from us
    as the east is from the west. ~ Psalm 103:12
  • “You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” ~ Matthew 17:20
  • When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. ~ Mark 4:39
  • Then Jesus called to the crowd to come and hear. “All of you listen,” he said, “and try to understand. It’s not what goes into your body that defiles you; you are defiled by what comes from your heart.” ~ Mark 7:14-15
  • And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth. As a result, many Jews believed, as did many of the prominent Greek women and men. ~ Acts 17:11-12

What are you thankful for this week? Would you like to share with us by leaving your link below?

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Thank you for stopping by today and continue to be part of the Thankful Thursday community. Remember: let us thrive in 2009 by staying close to Him, His Word and love…


Thankful Thursday Participants

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2. To Know Him
3. Melanie
4. Denise
5. Nancie
6. Michele
7. Janujennifer
8. BP
9. Jill
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12. Sandy @Jesus and Dark Chocolate
13. gina
14. Tammy
15. cheryl
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19. Dana~from chaos to Grace
20. Laurie @ womentakingastand
21. Speaking from the Heart
22. Mauie
23. Mrs.Cuddles
24. Blessed Mama 2
25. lambofHisflock
26. Jennifer @ Through The Storms of Life
27. Who Says 8 is Enough?
28. Pia
29. Ann
30. grammy
31. Willnette
32. Lyndy
33. Rocks-Made To Worship
34. Penny
35. micey
36. Linda
37. Colored Heart
38. Melissa Multitaskingmama
39. Thorn in my Side
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41. Tracy @ Thirsty for Him
42. I am heading towards my destiny!
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44. Lori
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52. Heather @ Dear Diary
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54. Jerri
55. Stephanie (The Small Miracles)
56. He & Me 3
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62. Cathy | Mommy Motivation
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44 Responses to “Thankful Thursday ~ Precious Words”

  1. Denise says:

    Such precious verses my friend, love you.

    Denise’s last blog post..Shortybear Is Back

  2. Lynn says:

    Iris, Lori’s interview was awesome and like you I am learning to thrive not just survive. I am convinced that is what the Lord wants for His children.

    Also, I love, love the New Living Translation. My daily Bilbe is in this translation and it is wonderful to read these passages in the morning. Great scriptures.

    I will also be placing a heads up on my site next week about the give away. Been busy with our fasting posts.

    Love you tons, hugs, Lynn

    Lynn’s last blog post..Thankful for Prayer and Fasting!Day Five

  3. Melanie says:

    “I want to thrive, not just survive.” — I love this quote! I feel the same way for my life in 2009.

    Melanie’s last blog post..Trying to Get Back to Our Normal Routine

  4. Nancie says:

    Thank God for His precious Words. May it be our guide and comfort always. A very blessed and joyous new year to you! May God continue to bless and guide you through this year.

    Nancie’s last blog post..Before they call, I will answer (Isaiah 65:24)

  5. Tricia says:

    “This is my comfort in my affliction,
    that your promise gives me life.” ~ Psalm 119:50

    Tricia’s last blog post..Thankful Thursdays

  6. Tricia says:

    Ok, my comment posted before I finished it… you can delete the previous one if you want too

    Thank you so much for sharing this verse, it just jumped right into my heart and ministered to me!

    “This is my comfort in my affliction,
    that your promise gives me life.” ~ Psalm 119:50

    How true! God’s promise and His Word definitely gives me life! And I love your quote, I want to thrive, not just survive… it goes right along with my goal for this year, and that is to live intentionally for Jesus, and to be intentional in serving and loving my husband and children, and not just trying to survive each day!

    A wonderful post and one that touched my heart!


    Tricia’s last blog post..Thankful Thursdays

  7. amanda says:

    I love the idea of just letting the Word speak. Thank you for sharing your verses. I love how we are spurring one another on here:) and sharpening iron. My post is scheduled for 9am tomorrow and I listed some verses that have been on my heart. Blessings, Amanda

    amanda’s last blog post..So, Why Do You Homeschool?

  8. Great quote……I do want to thrive not just survive!
    Love your heart for the Lord! 🙂

    Sandy @ Jesus and Dark Chocolate’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday

  9. Cheryl says:

    Love the scripture Iris. Thanks so much for sharing your sweet heart!

  10. Nadine says:

    Thanks for sharing…thriving not surviving …great thing to remember.

  11. Laurie Ann says:

    What a great theme this week! His Word truly is a great comfort to me! Thank you so much for hosting this meme each week. I look so forward to it.

    Laurie Ann’s last blog post..

  12. Laurie Adams says:

    Iris, I love it … “Thrive not just survive” ! Goes along with what God is stirring in my heart as I seek to be more passionate for Him in this new year and to be a woman of influence, not settling for ordinary. May we all THRIVE for Him. -love, Laurie

    Laurie Adams’s last blog post..THANKFUL THURSDAY…the presence of the Lord

  13. I want to thrive in His Words in 2009.

    Speaking from the Heart’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday: Leave Room for God’s Wrath

  14. pia says:

    i thank God for you… ?

    pia’s last blog post..HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

  15. pia says:

    that question mark shouldn’t be there… sorry… that’s suppose to be a heart.

    pia’s last blog post..HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

  16. Debi B says:

    This is my first time visiting this blog or participating.
    I love the verses you have shared and what beautiful sentiment in your post.
    It speaks to me, as it should 🙂

    Debi B’s last blog post..Thankful on Thursday ~ The Great Physician

  17. Willnette says:

    Oops I posted in the wrong place but I will repeat here- I too love god’s word and I give thanks for your sharing these scriptures today. Be blessed and have a wonderful TT

    Willnette’s last blog post..Thankful Thursdays

  18. Grammy says:

    Wonderful post I so enjoyed the scripture you chose. Do you have a bible in German that you can refer to for words you do not understand. I think it would be very hard to re train your thought to a new language. I have only learned a bit of other languages. My grandson Jeremy’s father is from Hungary and I have learn allot of how diffrent it was for them and we speak more words in diffrent order. like his sister said they would say store go , where we say lets go to the store. Any way sorry to ramble on. Have a blessed week.

    Grammy’s last blog post..The new baby is here

  19. Rocks says:

    Happy New year Iris! and thanks again for hosting Thankful Thursday, It’s always a blessing to read from these thankful heart.

  20. I just passed by to say… HAPPY NEW YEAR! And thank you for faithfully posting your Thanksgiving here at your site. But, even if I don’t blog my thoughts, God knows I am thankful. Hopefully I could join you again this year. Brand new year means brand new look! I like your new outfit! It makes me feel like home here, Iris! Praying to start posting again in my Clay in the Potter’s Hand. God bless you!

    Colored Heart’s last blog post..Would You Believe?

  21. Thank you Iris for the reminder to always return to Scripture. “Thrive not survive” is a great theme. Thank you for your wise words and for hosting TTs!

    Miriam Pauline’s last blog post..In Other Words–Hope in Times of Trouble

  22. Mary says:

    Amen Iris!! We will only thrive spiritually as we stay close to the Word. The Word is life to us. And if we’re not in the Word, how do our Spirits get fed. We will end up starving. I want to make a difference for eternity! Thanks so much for hosting TT. Blessings on your day! Mary

    Mary’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday

  23. Lori says:

    Amen! That is the phrase that hit me between the eyes also, funny it should do the same for you. So many times I feel like I spend my time putting out one fire, just in time for another to begin. I want to grow not just survive.

    Hey I am trying to participate more this yr. We will see =) Hugs.

    Lori’s last blog post..The Test of Mission Impossible

  24. Tammy says:

    Your post was wonderful! It touched my heart. I enjoyed reading the scriptures & meditate on their truth.

    Tammy’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday

  25. bj says:

    Beautiful scriptures!
    Have a blessed day.

    bj’s last blog post..Good Morning My Friends

  26. Elyse says:

    Love the verse and love your Thankful Thursday!!!!

    Elyse’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday…and 300th post

  27. Jerri says:

    Wonderful post! I too love God’s word and want to “thrive not survive.”

    God bless !

    Jerri’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday-Precious Words

  28. Hi Iris! It always amazes me how God lines up your plans for TT with what He is doing in our lives individually. Thanks for keeping this up!

    Heather@mommymonk’s last blog post..The Only Way to a New Start

  29. Marsha says:

    Yes, Lori’s interview was great! I, too, want to thrive not just survive in 2009. Blessings to you this day, my friend.

    Marsha’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday – Tears of Joy

  30. Karen says:

    It’s been awhile since I’ve stopped by. I absolutely LOVE your new blog look! It’s beautiful!

    Hope you have a great day!

    Karen’s last blog post..Thankful Thursdays

  31. Thank you for sharing these scriptures. I am so thankful that we have God’s word to base our lives on. We don’t have to go with the whim of our emotions. We can trust in His truth!

    Happy TT!

    Alicia, The Snowflake’s last blog post..Thankful for His Goodness

  32. Debbie says:

    I’m a little late in posting my thankful Thursday but I didn’t want to miss out. So, better late than never. I appreciate taking this day to focus on thankfulness.

    Debbie’s last blog post..Laced With Grace Giveaway ~ January

  33. Your Comment…

    Ruth A.Stiles’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday – playgroup

  34. Rita says:

    I can’t tell you how much your posts and reflections mean to me. Thank you so much!

    Rita’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday – Jan. 8

  35. Bernice says:

    I join thxs for your blogspot.

    Bernice’s last blog post..THANKFUL THURSDAY!!

  36. Rebecca says:

    “This is my comfort in my affliction,
    that your promise gives me life.” ~ Psalm 119:50

    This verse has brought me much peace today, as I was placed on bedrest this week in hopes of saving the little tiny life inside me. The layers of truth in this verse, keep speaking to my heart and I wanted to thank you for sharing it.

    Rebecca’s last blog post..Thankful for a Miracle

  37. what a great idea – i may join you here

    david – living in the tree house’s last blog post..road trip

  38. Vicki says:

    His Word floods my heart with peace, and I don’t think any of us can thrive without it. Love you, Iris. Thanks for always sharing your heart. ?

    Vicki’s last blog post..Changing the Focus

  39. Angie says:

    Iris—I didn’t get to participate this week—but my heart was thinking of you!

    I hope your weekend is blessed 🙂

    You’ve been on my mind for a few days and I have NEEDED to check on you—and have let work consume me. Love you lots friend!

    Angie’s last blog post..Passion FOR Christ!

  40. Love your posting.. I too want to “thrive not just survive”! thank you!! 🙂

  41. This is my first time at Thankful Thursday and it’s a wonderful way to start the day! I can’t wait to read everyone’s posts!

    Kim @ Forever Wherever’s last blog post..The Power of Prayer – Daily Thanks

  42. Carolyn says:

    I left you something at my blog! Thanks for your wonderful theme each week! It blesses so many!

    Carolyn’s last blog post..Blessed Award

  43. Love your heart! Your message makes me think of two verses, John 1:1 and John 15:7 (amplified)

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