I wrote a list of my favorite things in a blog some months ago, I think I had been watching one of my all time favorite movies, “The Sound of Music” and listened as “Maria” sang about favorite things during a thunderstorm. I guess we all have thunderstorms of one kind or another in our lives. The people in Texas are literally having a terrible storm and it makes me sad to see it. In a movie scenario one of the children would have said, “Is this a good time to sing about our favorite things?” (Also a line lifted from the movie) I started thinking about the favorite things concept again.
One of my favorite things is hearing from one of you, which I often do but today I got a note that was so special I want to share it with you:
“Over the years I have learned so much reading your blog. Pretty often I steal them and post them in other forum rooms. Now in the other rooms they all think I am highly intelligent; could be at a Genius level, especially in Christian knowledge. I don’t think I ever thanked you for that. For a while I was being hounded by that Mensis group but since I couldn’t spell it they wouldn’t approve my membership. Anyway, I have learned a lot. Please don’t ask me what because I am getting forgetful and have to read things many times. You be blessed and have a super day.”
Another most favorite thing, is the scripture that tells me God’s mercies are new every morning, He knows I need it!
Lamentations 3: 19-24
I’ll never forget the trouble, the utter lostness,
the taste of ashes, the poison I’ve swallowed.
I remember it all—oh, how well I remember—
the feeling of hitting the bottom.
But there’s one other thing I remember,
and remembering, I keep a grip on hope:
God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out,
his merciful love couldn’t have dried up.
They’re created new every morning.
How great your faithfulness!
I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over).
He’s all I’ve got left.
Next time I list my favorite things that little note and that scripture will be #1 and 1A! What is the number one thing on your list of favorite things?