Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thankful Thursday

I decided today is a good day to participate in Thankful Thursday. Today my flesh is attempting to fuss, whine and complain. But I want to live a life by the Spirit and be thankful to my Lord for so many things.

I thank You Lord that my family is healthy & safe.

I thank You Lord we have a nice home in which to live.

I thank You Lord You provide for all our needs.

I thank You Lord as You blessed me with new cabinets in the kitchen.

I thank You Lord as You are in control of the timing and progress of this remodeling project.

This is where I'm wanting to complain, but must remain thankful. The cabinet company that is working on my home project started on Monday, but yesterday they have not been able to find the right clips for the under mount sink we're installing so our project is on hold.

We had water damage in the kitchen. I'm so thankful our home owners insurance covered most of the expenses to replace the cabinets.

Here's how the project started:

This is the old kitchen cabinets and ugly yellow counters that came when this house was built in 1978.

This is an interesting view of my kitchen without counters.

This is where the progress has stopped. The cabinets are in, but the counter top is on hold until clips are found for the sink. I do look forward to the day I don't see yellow in the kitchen.

This is how we're eating and living this week. Just like if were were staying in a hotel, but with the comforts of our own bathrooms and beds.

But thankfully God takes care of us. We have not gone without.

Being a person who likes a neat and tidy house, living in a chaotic mess like this for a week is really stretching me.

I am thankful God is in control.

Philippians 4:4-8 NIV
4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Thank You Lord that You are in control and I can rejoice. I wont be anxious about the chaos in my home. This is only temporary. I lift up my petition to You to provide clips necessary to continue the project to completion. May Your peace that passes all understanding guard my heart and mind. I will be grateful. In Jesus name, Amen.

Blessings in Christ--

**** Update****
Literally minutes after I posted this, the cabinet company called. They had the parts and were ready to install the counter top!! Now we'll be able to hook up the plumbing and return the appliances to the kitchen before the weekend! We're having ceramic tile put up next week for the backsplash. Praise the LORD!!

4 gracious comments:

marina said...

oh,shaonda you poor thing I know its hard but soon it well be over and you will have a NEW KITCHEN!!
just think you don't have to cook at least for awhile.hugs,marina

Anonymous said...

Oh Shonda...I'm so sorry you've had such a time! It sounds tho like the Lord is showing you some things, and like Marina said...a NEW KITCHEN!!!! YAY! Blessing on ya!

annie's eyes said...

Remodeling is never fun, but the rewards are worth it. It won't be long now. I love your thankful heart, Shonda. Wrapping up the school year and going in so many directions, you still pause and are grateful. I find myself thankful we are not remodeling too. You are a joy to me. Love, Annette

littlerad said...

I'm glad to hear this when we re did our Kitchen in our house in Utah we were with out a kitchen for 2 1/2 months... That wasn't fun at all, but in the end it is worth it... It is looking great...