I don't think I'm alone in too often living my life looking forward to some future day instead of choosing to rejoice in today. I look forward to our weekly day off. I look forward to an upcoming family celebration. I look forward to celebrating the next holiday. I look forward to vacation. Recently I felt the Holy Spirit whisper into my heart about the fact that God made THIS day. Today, Monday, April tenth was made by God. Because of that fact alone, I can rejoice and be glad in it.
Since 2009 I've been counting my blessings thanks to the prompting of Ann Voskamp.
I continue to count my thanks
piling up gratitude day by day
in my journal.
(and capturing some of my blessings via my camera or iPhone)
-thank you, God! Taxes done for another year.
-"I know that I can trust Him"
-my new large print journaling Bible
-a good time of prayer
-a powerful time of intercession with our small group
-tickets for my daughters and I to go to Maine for my 60th birthday!
-our oldest son-in-law's birthday today
-Nana school with my grandgirlie
-comfort from Psalm 3 and 4
-a walk to the park together
-happy youngest grandson to see his cousin
-God hears and answers our prayers
-walking and praying
-that yummy "tomorrow is our day off" feeling
-a spring wind and rain storm making our day off plans a lot more low key and mellow than we planned
-our snug, warm home
-watching the movie, A Man called Ove, with subtitles and my hubs actually loving it
-the encouragement found in Psalm 5
fantastic time of worship
-more new faces at church
-His body broken for me, His blood shed for me