“Gracias a Dios”:
I woke up this morning with one word on my mind, EXHAUSTED. All I could think was tired, stressed, weary and not sure if I can make it…BUT I pulled it all together, made it out the door and to work. I am here safe, early or on time, and ready to get things done. And now ALL I can think is: “THANKS BE TO GOD, GLORY BE TO HIM!” “Gracias a Dios!” Without my morning prayers, my mid-day prayer, my afternoon prayers and my late night prayers….I would not be here. Without HIM, I would not make it…feel relieved and pain free. Without GOD, I would not make my day whole! I need Him every day, every minute, I see that NOW more than ever. If I have EVER needed Him, I need Him now! I Thank God for the opportunity given to Ricardo. I Thank God for my beautiful baby’s health and his smile and his whole little bitty being. I Thank God for Blessing me with a job to come to every morning which will help me provide for my family. I Thank God TODAY, RIGHT NOW more than ever for my FAMILY. I Thank God for my sister who texted me last night, my sister in law who eased the paranoia, my mother in law who quickly came to the door and grabbed Santi so I could be off to work, my father in law who came out the other night to see about the gas leak, to the Ramirez sisters, Erica and Danielle, for keeping me company and helping me with Santi the other night. I Thank God for having such Godly friends like Casey, who do the unthinkable in God’s name and for his Glory. THANK YOU GOD!
1 Corinthians 13:2 (The Message)
2If I speak God's Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, "Jump," and it jumps, but I don't love, I'm nothing.
From my Daily Dose of Wisdom devotional:
[TO GOD BE THE GLORY
“I am the Lord; that is My name! And My glory I will not give to another…”
You have to be careful to give credit where credit is due. People are so quick to pat themselves on the back and tell others how their expertise, education or organizational skills brought about a successful conclusion to a project. I Corinthians 13:2 says that you are nothing (a useless nobody) without His love, glory and favor. From a parking space near the front, to opening the fifth branch of your billion-dollar business, every single good thing you experience is due to God showing His unlimited love in your life. Remember to always thank Him first and when speaking to others, give Him the credit and glory.]
This is what helped me remember that GOD is who we should give Thanks to and Glorify before man! I love it! And, I am also Thankful for my Grandmother's, they both taught me the importance of saying "Gracias a Dios" when I was younger and had no direction, these days I realize that direction is God y Gracias A DIOS!
My week has been….hmmm…different. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the summer brings me! As for the weekend we plan to have FUN and just relax! Pool Saturday and Photo Shoot Sunday….fingers crossed for weather to cooperate on both counts!
Side note: I am not sure if Santiago has realized the difference but he waves "Good-Bye" every morning on our way to his Grandma’s house…hmmmm. Wonder. Excited to see what happens next weekend… hmmmm.