My heart swells with expression of joy and gratitude when I think about the gifts that He has given, and the gifts that He continues to give.
The ability, alone, to share in the gift expression with others is enough to overflow the heart with gratitude.
I feel like shouting: thank you! Thank you! Thank you! My heart is full! "The Lord is gracious and compassionate...good to all...faithful to all His promises...loving toward all He has made...righteous in all His ways...near to all who calls on Him...watches over all who love Him...my mouth will speak in praise of the Lord, said the Psalmist.
My gratitude list #'s 100-104
~ The simple joys of home life
~ The beauty that each day brings. The lessons taught. Lessons learned by His hand.
~ The refreshment that sleeps gives
~New mercies every morning.
These gifts are from the hand of Him who redeems your life, who crowns you with loving kindness and compassion, who satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle. Ps. 103:4-5
"The Lord's loving kindness indeed never cease, for His compassion's are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness. (Lam. 3:22,23)
"Blessings taken for granted are often forgotten." Have you started sharing the gifts from His hand, your gratitude journal?
The Heavenly Father continues daily the giving.
Had it not been for the Lord touching Ann Voskamp's hand, it is likely that none of us would be getting together in community to share the giving of the gifts. A dear reader of Angela talks about ... sent me an email with a link to this Blog Talk Radio Program: Grace Cafe' I'm adding a link here so you guys can click on and here Ann's interview if you haven't heard it yet.
Blessings to you and thank you Ro for sharing the interview with us!
Ann Voskamp's interview: Grace Cafe'