When they see among them their children,
the work of my hands,
they will keep my name holy;
they will acknowledge the holiness of the Holy One of Jacob,
and will stand in awe of the God of Israel.
Those who are wayward in spirit will gain understanding;
those who complain will accept instruction."
Is I travel down this road of gratefulness, I see that my eyes have been blind to a great many things. I'm just now starting to see the "work" of God's hands in my life previously ignored. The Word of God is true. Seeing God's work makes me revere Him more. With a humbled heart, I endeavor to keep His name holy. With eyes open to see God's grace in my life, I am much less likely to complain, and my wayward spirit of selfishness and pity are exchanged for understanding. The fruit of this whole process is that I'm more grateful! What a wonderful, upward spiral to be on!
I did better with my list this week. I was able to add to it almost daily in small chunks. I think it makes the list more meaningful. Like I've said before, this is a process... and I'm seeing progress!
The 1000 Gifts list for this week:
morning sun through the steam of fresh tea
sisters painting each other's nails - in peace
Jimmy Stewart movie, old friend
late blooming poinsettia
the sound of gentle rain at bedtime
a choice parking space, just in time
acapella praise from the heart
a tail-gate lunch at the conference
my girls with me, seeking Jesus together
jumping up and down in a room of thousands, praising God with David Crowder Band
performance art filled with praise and worship
new inspiration to draw near to His heart
laughter as good medicine
connections made with fellow travelers on this journey of pressing in
One of the conference speakers, Nancy Beach, posed this question.
"Who will notice the wonder of what God has placed for us to find?"
Wonder is a call to worship. I want to live in a state of wonder.