I came across this great quote today, and just had to share it:


As I shared in my post from yesterday, I certainly don’t have things figured out (not by a long shot!), but I am trying to move forward in faith. I feel like this quote really confirms that I’m traveling on the right path – even if I’m not sure quite where it is leading.

A good friend said to me recently, “If you knew what was going to happen next, you wouldn’t need faith, now would you?”

So I encourage you to keep moving forward, even (especially?) if you don’t understand where God is leading you. Continue to trust Him, and – most importantly – keep moving forward!

Dear Lord, I freely admit to You that I do not have anything figured out, but I have decided to move forward in faith anyway. I am both excited and a little terrified about what will happen next, but I can rest in the knowledge that You are fully aware of what is around the corner, and will prepare me to respond appropriately when the time is right.

Please equip me with the courage and boldness needed to step out (and forward) on the path that You’ve set before me, even when I have no idea where You’re leading me. After all – to repurpose the quote from my good friend – if I knew what was going to happen next, then I wouldn’t need to trust You, now would I?

In Your name I pray, Amen.

PS – A note to my dear Daily Thankful readers: I would welcome your prayerful input on something. I feel like I’m at a fork in the road where this blog is concerned. I’m not sure if the Lord has me to continue posting about my own experiences and reflections on gratitude, and/or if He wants Daily Thankful to become a platform where others can share their “dailythankfuls” (as Margaret so sweetly puts it), too. Understand that I’m not planning on making any sudden moves here, but if you have any thoughts on whether or not I should open Daily Thankful up to others, feel free to either say something in the comments, or drop me a line at hello at dailythankful dot org. Thanks!

22 thoughts on “Forward

    1. Thank you for your feedback – this is very helpful and deeply appreciated. I’ve gotten to a place where I wondered if I was maybe starting to talk too much about my own life, and felt the need to check myself. However, if the Lord using the blog as it is, then no future changes may be warranted. I will continue to sit with us to see if He provides any other direction. If not, then you all will be stuck with me for the foreseeable future. 😉

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      1. Oh wow – this is probably one of the most touching comments I’ve ever read here! Thank you, and may God continue to be glorified (and the rest of us blessed) through your wonderful blog, too. 😀

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  1. Thank you! I needed this reminder today. I confess I often feel “stuck” and this was a great reminder to keep on keeping on. Regardless of how I feel, faith moves forward.

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    1. Lee, thank you so very much for sharing your thoughts here. It’s helpful to know that someone else is in a similar place regarding how God wants to use our blogs.

      I want to be available if He wants Daily Thankful to go in a different direction, but if He wants things to remain the same, then I will definitely leave things as they are!

      I just love your blog – and I’ve been learning a lot about birds along the way! However, I totally get it when you have that unsettled feeling that a shift may (or may not) be on tap in the future.

      I will pray that God gives you clarity about what the next step, if any, should be for your blog.

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  2. I love your blog, and couldn’t imagine it any other way. It is always uplifting, encouraging, and full of lots of God’s love. But I am me so don’t listen to me lol 🙂 I can pray and ask God to give you the guidance of where He wants to take your blog :):) He will show you what He wants you to do, and , we will all still be just as enriched with your blog 🙂

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    1. Margaret, I’m so very touched by your kind words. You are such a blessing to me! Thank you. 😀

      I appreciate your prayers – I simply want to be mindful of the fact that Daily Thankful is about the Lord, and not so much about me. I’ve come to realize that each post has become more personal, because after a month or two of blogging on basic gratitude – “I’m thankful for my apartment, my car, etc.” – you have no choice except to go deeper.

      So, unless the Lord says something different, I will continue blogging as I have done thusfar. However, I want to be open and available to Him, in the event that the Lord wants to take the blog in a different direction.

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      1. Yeah, it is; I haven’t talked about it much because my dad is a very private person and wishes to not be mentioned on my blog, even anonymously. (Technically this is a blog comment so that’s not the same thing; I hope. 😅) It’s frustrating because the doctors we have been to don’t know what’s wrong, and my dad doesn’t want to do any tests to find out… I feel so useless in this situation, but I have to remember that it’s in God’s hands, not mine.


      2. I had no idea that you have been shouldering this burden for such a long time! 😦 I have been praying for you and your dad, as I suspect that your dad’s behavior may have something to do with maintaining control (or at least the appearance of it) in the key areas of his life. This is an issue that only the Lord can address and resolve, but we can continue to intercede for him (and you!) in the interim.

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