My journey to joy via gratitude. Looking for both ordinary and extraordinary gifts every day.
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.
a songbird, high in a tree, sweetly singing its Maker's praise
reminders of God's glory. Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by oneand calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength,not one of them is missing. Isaiah 40:26
smiles at two good reports from friends undergoing medical tests
warm slippers on a cold night
the most beautiful bridal gown I delight greatly in the Lordmy soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvationand arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Isaiah 61:10
This amazing blessing: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne,and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood,and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.Revelation 1:4-6
This truth: He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11
This encouragement: Arise, shine, for your light has come,and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples,but the Lord rises upon youand his glory appears over you. Isaiah 60:1-2