My mental list quickly fills with the vast range of all that’s claimed little pieces of my heart along this journey.
This life gifted me.
I’m thankful for the prompting to record such a thing, evidencing and acknowledging all that makes my heart sing.
Already, I’ve found how difficult it is to write words of thanks without joy bubbling up from within.
I’ve found just this past week as the Lord has been growing me, working in me as I’ve been encouraged, hopeful only to let the enemy answer my faith with whispered words of negativity. He’s built road blocks in my thinking and tried to steal joy that wasn’t his – joy planted by the hands of God.
But I’ve reclaimed the joy repeating “My God is greater…my God is greater…my God is greater…” Over and over the words flowed with the smile getting bigger, louder and a heart swelling happier with the praise. The words breathe joy in the waiting.
I uncover the blessing in the hope itself.
It’s the hope that moves dreams forward and fills a heart with thanks for the ones already received like an open box with ribbons tossed.
Won’t you join me in sharing from your list of one thousand gifts - one thousand reasons to shine?
#13 – Home
#20 – Holding my husband’s hand
#21 – Seeing my children smile
#37 – The smell of the ocean
#38 – Candlelight