Several months ago, my deepest friend pulled me aside…and pulled up a chair. In her hands, compassion and a book.
I know her well…and she, me. If she was suggesting that I read something, it was definitely worth the read.
The book? One Thousand Gifts. Within its pages, author Ann Voskamp chronicles the transformation of her intimacy with God when she decides to note 1,000 things for which she is thankful…practicing the communing art of eucharisteo in ALL things.
Eucharisteo [Greek] = grace, thanksgiving, joy…in ALL things.
Especially the broken things.
On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.” 1 Corinthians 11:23-24, emphasis added.
#59 – Love won
#60 – Love still wins
#61 – Romans 8
#285 – Cloud cover in heat
#374 -New mercy
And, as I peered through life’s difficulties and listed my thanks, I learned…
Choosing to see God in ALL things allowed me to see more deeply into the things of God.
So, when we set out on this mission 39 days ago…my own journey was already well underway.
#441 – I surrender all
#443 – Hourly bread
#484 – Fanning the flames