Monday, February 10, 2020

Weekly Gratitude Post

We had a wonderful week with most of the members of our church's worship team. We flew to Kansas City, Missouri and spent time in the prayer room at the International House of Prayer. Day and night prayer, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, has been happening there for twenty years. It is a blessing to sit in the prayer room, worshipping, praying, reading the Word, listening to God's voice. We spent our days there and our evenings as a team debriefing together-discussing what God had been speaking to each of us and praying with each other. What a blessing! 

On Wednesday, some of us went downtown and joined a million other people at the parade and celebration of the Kansas City Chief's Super Bowl victory. We met up with our long time friends, who live in Missouri, and enjoyed some fun and laughter with them. I think it's amazing how God ministers to us, both in our times in the prayer room and in our  times of laughter with friends. Both are needful. Both are healing. 

We are home now, back in "real life" where we can't spend all the day long in the prayer room. But God's presence is just as real, just as near here in my real life as there in the prayer room. That, above all else, is what I give thanks for - my God is always near, always here. Always. 

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)

-a safe flight to Kansas City
-oldest granddaughter getting to come on this trip with our worship team
-spending this time connecting with the individuals on our team

-taking communion and remembering all of the benefits of Jesus's sacrifice
-fresh insight into Psalm 51
-God conversations around the lunch table
-and amazing group meeting after a day in the prayer room

-so much laughter with our longtime friends
-my friend telling me she's had me on her heart this past month
-another powerful team meeting
-texts from our second born daughter with ultrasound photos of our grandson

-God speaking to me through His Word
-God speaking clearly to our granddaughter through her time here
-G getting to hang out with us 

-a safe trip home 
-our own home and our own bed
-a very encouraging week

-God speaking to me through Isaiah 49
-Denise Hughes featuring my Instagram in her newsletter
-signs of spring on my walk
-flowers from my guy

-God at work in us and our church
-lunch with my guy
-an afternoon of rest after a very full week

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  1. Sounds like a wonderful trip...but, I'm with you - hooray for our own bed!!:)

  2. You know I love your weekly gratitude posts. How special to have your oldest granddaughter with you in Kansas City. It's such a blessing to see our grandkids grow and walk with God. Welcome home, dear friend.


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