This blog is my response to The Joy Dare by Ann Voskamp, author of the book "One Thousand Gifts". Every day (hopefully) I will be recording three things that bring me joy, three gifts from God, three things that I am grateful for.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

February 21, 2012: Clothed in Joy

3 gifts white:
  • An appointment card for the physical therapist.  Had my evaluation today and he was very positive that I could get very good results with therapy.  I am so thankful to be looking forward to healing and restoration of my muscle. God is good!
  • My oven.  Admittedly I have been taking it for granted.  I had already forgotten all the problems I had with it until I got an email today from my aunt, who oddly enough has the same oven and is also having trouble with hers.  So, tonight I am grateful for a working oven and a pan of baked pasta for dinner.
  • My clothes.  Not literally--I hardly ever wear white, but I love the verse from Ecclesiastes 8 that I found when I looked up "white" on Bible Gateway. Always be clothed in white, and always anoint your head with oil (verse 7)Not sure what it meant, I looked at a commentary and it explained that white symbolizes joy and cheerfulness. That is exactly what I want, to be clothed in joy and cheerfulness.  Thus my counting.  I have much to be joyful about, it's just that sometimes I need to look a little closer to see it. Give me eyes to see.

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