When we’re living our lives with intentional gratitude we’re fixing our eyes upon Jesus and agreeing YES He is good and YES He is faithful and YES He is Lord and YES He is the one who loves us! Gratitude is an expression of faith.
Be joyful: Intentionally look around for measures of joy each day. There is joy in simply being alive and in being redeemed by God. Remember, joy is a choice we make, not a feeling we hope to get from our circumstances. It’s good to look for the good, to celebrate it even in small ways. Doing so is a moment of victory. Lysa TerKeurst
2196. school holidays and the slower pace of life (so much slower that i didnt post this last week, in the holidays and am must getting round to finishing it now!)
2197. my daughters bossy voice… because it means she’s feeling better after a week being sick
2198. my lovely lovely lovely MIL who came and took a basket of wet towels home with her to the dryer
2200. new worship
2201. sunday night church, breathe on us Holy Spirit
2202. the magic school bus
2203. my lovely gp
2204. specialist appts booked – 3 coming up in the next few weeks
2205. Leading & Loving It Virtual Group – so love the women i’m with
2206. sleep, though its not that flash at the moment, i am grateful for the sleep i am getting, as it is more than it was even 2 years ago!
2207. the promises of God
2208. in between books
2209. crunchy GF chicken
2210. sunshine and warm days
2211. my son’s creativity, he’s writing acrostic poems for the WHAT NOW team
2212. pj days
2213. sunday afternoons snuggling with the family watching the All Blacks win
2214. Rice Bubble & Marshmallow Slice… nom nom nom
2215. Worship Wednesdays
2216. adventures planned
2217. 4 new people at our young adults housegroup (oh my where do they fit though!)
2218. praying for one another
2219. His Presence Conference @ The River – still wowed and awed by what God did and is continuing to do – #stillhere
2220. connections and communicating
2221. my black flat boots… so uber comfortable!
2222. have i said how much i love our housegroupies?
2224. phoenix bread
2226. tea parties and nail polish
2227. ghd hair straighteners
2228. LOVE CAKE lemon cupcakes… wowzer!
2229. opportunity to watch Star Wars 4, 5 AND 6 with my son… even though it is because he is home sick from school with the same tummy bug evangeline had during the holidays
“Too often I miss Him, oblivious, blind. I don’t see all the good things that He is giving me, gracing me with, brushing my life with. True, He is everywhere, always. Before I thought of Him as further off, not so close. When I started to see all the things that I love bestowed upon me, I started to see Him as near, present, everywhere, showering me with good things. Seeing the things I love all around me gives me eyes to see that I am loved, that He loves me.” Ann Voskamp
so there we go. venturing on in life to 3000 things that i am grateful for…