Monday, February 1, 2021

Weekly Gratitude Journal

"I am well loved by God." The Lord has been speaking to my heart about how the enemy really wants us to doubt that fact. satan wants us to compare our lot in life with others and decide that God has given us the short end of the stick in life. he wants every hard thing that we go through to cause us to doubt that God always has good intentions for us. Giving God thanks for what He gives, for whatever He allows to come our way, is making a choice to look up from the middle of our circumstances and instead to look down from God's perspective on our life-from the perspective of our good Father God Who knows that He has hidden something for our good within every hard thing we face.

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, Father God for-

-the promises in Your Word
-Your care and provision for us
-a fun "Robert Burns Scottish Dinner" with friends

-texts with my siblings on the tenth anniversary of Mama's death
-seeing the people in our church growing and learning
-the first snow of the winter

-sweet youngest granddaughter on her second birthday
-the support and encouragement we get from our sister church and their leadership
-spending the afternoon with my oldest daughter and granddaughters
-an encouraging text

-my oldest grandson facetiming me
-Romans 8:14 and Psalm 32:8-9
-how the young adults and teens in our church love to lead in prayer

-God's peace and presence that is not determined by circumstances
-my husband taking me to one of my favorite places for date day
-God's consolation

-celebrating sweet youngest granddaughter's family birthday party

-God speaking to me a reminder about a sacrifice of praise
-sweet three year old grandson having a sleepover at our house

-sweet presence of God in worship
-encouraging words from the Lord
-God working in and through us

still following,

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