Bible Verse of the Month...

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Deut 31:6

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Gratitude Journey

       I have for a long time thought about 
gratitude  and have known that I have so much 
to be thankful for. So many  blessings God gives
me each and every day.
       They are like daily gifts from Heaven that
need  to be  opened and treasured. They come
in boxes of all sizes. So many times they are like
gifts left in a box unopened; unnoticed gifts of
God’s love and presence in my life.  I don’t “see”
them. They are there and have been there all 
through my life.
       I have read Ann Voskamp’s book: 1,000
gifts. Hers was definitely a journey to physical
and even more spiritual wholeness. A journey 
to find God in her life and see he was with her
even during the frightening  times of her life.
       As I near writing down my 1,000 gifts I 
know I will keep going; keep writing God’s
gifts to me. I miss way too many by not seeing
them; overlooking them. I hope  to notice and 
really see more and more of them; evidences
of God’s presence in my life.
       A gift is precious though and one of mine
lately has  been: a little boy in a picture as he
wears dirt on his face,  looking at it with such
joy and wonder in his eyes. Can I  be like that?
Can I be joyful and filled with awe and wonder 
at God’s gifts?
       August 14th , in our Wednesday night 
ladies Bible  class we are going to start a 
journey in the Garden of  Gratitude and see 
the fruits it produces in our lives.
       Practice, practice, practice. I must write,
write, write down the blessings and write more
Thank You notes to those who God has put in
my life and tell them what a blessing they
have been to me. 

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