Thanking God Each Step of the Way

“The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.”

 For almost a year, there was no well. The water for daily use was bucketed up a steep hill from a small running stream below. Carrying five gallon buckets of water up a leaf-covered slippery hill is not an easy task…and still have some water in the buckets when you get to the top.

This was an on-going task several times a day for almost a year. In the rain and in the snow, the water was carried. It was hard work, but there were no complaints. Instead, we thanked God every step of the way. We had food, shelter, clothing and all the water we could carry. What more could one ask for?

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. (I Timothy 6:7-8 KJV)

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4 thoughts on “Thanking God Each Step of the Way

  1. You’re a modern day Ralph Waldo Emerson! LOVE your blog!


  2. Reblogged this on Walking On Water Ministries and commented:
    Thank you Lord!


  3. Amen!


  4. God had this verse on my mind right before I came to your blog this morning:
    “Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thess. 5:18)
    Lord, we thank you. Thank you for giving us life. Thank you for your sustaining love and provision. Thank you for things that are hard and require sacrifice. Let all things teach us and help us to walk in humble obedience and gratitude. In your holy name, Jesus. Amen.
    God bless you, Butch! May your heart overflow with gratitude this day in Christ Jesus!!


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