As I have been journeying over the last few weeks I have come to the realization of a few things and I really want to show you a piece of art,Yes I Ive been playing these few weeks away.. Pencils and paint. you won’t see them all BUT this one…I LOVE this quote from Ann Voskamp’s book One Thousand Gifts. I am so thankful for this book as it is changing how I look at my life. Being thankful takes your eyes off you and puts them where they belong, THE GOD OF ALL CREATION!
Life Change comes when we recieve Life with Thanks and ask for nothing to Change
I have written thankful lists for a while now but as of late I have ben striving to not just write them but to actually pray and thank God for the things on my thankful list (what a profound idea right?)
But as I have read Ann’s book I have decided to take on the challenge of writing One Thousand Gifts.
It is hard because it is really developing discipline to not only look at your world and see those tiny gifts lurking in sometimes dark corners of your day but it is also slowing down enough to take the time to write them down in my cute little travelers notebook. Have you read or seen how crazy our schedule is???
So this is my accountability….I will post the numbers of my gifts. Like This
I’m Thankful For…..
#9Pounding rain that drowns out any other background and creates this peaceful drone.
#10 Solid teaching from god’s word that convicts the hidden spots of deepest tucked secrets of ones life that proves God really does know us better than we know ourselves
#11 Belly laughs the take over the entire family
#12 a simple answer to prayer
#13 Sequence the Game!!
This is how it will work. FIVE short statements of thankfulness! That’s it. It can be simple or it can be complex. I will waiver between the two AND I will probably share both funny and serious things I am thankful for!
So here is the burning questions I have for you….
Where are your eyes looking to?
WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?