The Way Beneath My Feet
How beautiful the way beneath my feet
Watching each step that I take
Can anything but joy feel my heart
To see all these natural creations
Given to us by God
giving thanks always for everything
to God the Father
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Ephesians 5:20 (HCSB)
16 Rejoice always! 17 Pray constantly. 18 Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thess. 5:16-18(HCSB)
Being Thankful in all Things
As I have shared my experiences with many people, I have heard and been told many stories of how God has worked in some one’s life. There is nothing God cannot do if we let Him. We are to be thankful for all things. We often do not understand our circumstances but if we trust Jesus we can be certain that the best of the situation will occur. Being human, it may be hard for us to understand how it could be the best, but our trust and faith in Jesus assures us that we will be taken care of and that things will work out for the Glory of God, which is what we desire as Christians. In 2 Corinthians 4:15, we read , Indeed, everything is for your benefit, so that grace, extended through more and more people, may cause thanksgiving to increase to God’s glory. (HCSB)
This is a poem of praise I wrote several years after the event that left me in a mind and body I did not know. I knew if I did not do everything I could on each day I had been given, I was dishonoring God for giving me that day. So this is not a recent event I am writing about, but I just decided to share it publicly. My journey to this point has been long, and it was accomplished only with His help.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
Psalm 100:4-5 KJV
LIGHT RAIN DROPS
When it rains it pours.
Look around and you will see.
Yours are light rain drops.
Gay Nell Olive
What a joy to see her walk into a room.
Brings sunshine and smiles everywhere.
One person so full of love.
Sharing the sweet kindness given her.
A jewel she is, given to us.
With radiant beauty to brighten all our ways.
Looking always upward to her Father above.
Showing us where her strength does lie.
A jewel she is ,given to us.
Natural beauty inside and out.
Gay Nell Olive
These were taken with my cell phone inside our car as we drove toward our home down a long road. The sky was so beautiful, my cell phone could not do it justice.
I went outside today to see the
three babies fly away. Awesome!!
Many years ago, a gift came your way.
Unexpected it was, shocking and life changing.
Challenges so many,
Were brought your way.
Forward you stepped, full of strength,
That only God can give.
Someone special it takes.
To be chosen to receive this gift.
Someone who is loving,
Caring, wise and giving.
No one really understands but you.
Long it wasn’t for you to be filled with love.
Chosen for this “gift” that came your way.
Gay Nell Olive ( for a friend)
The day is here
Waste not the time
You’ve been given
Make your plans
And start your day
Accomplish whatever you can
Doesn’t have to be great
Or impressive to anyone
As long as you have won
Won that battle of sitting
Or lying and not moving
Feeling like you can’t
No matter how hard
It is to do ,rewards are there
Waiting for you
Feeling and knowing
That you have accomplished God’s plan for you this day
Gay Nell Olive