Love got us noticed from heaven.
Mercy saved us from the sentence of our sin.
But grace is the continual gift from the hand of the Father to us, the sheep that are His and that follow the soft whispers of His voice.
As I was looking around on the blogger a few days back, I came across a link for a Gratitude Community on a blog called Holy Experience. It isn't a complicated thing...it is simply taking the time to list things that I am grateful for...big or small...complicated or simple...just to be dedicated to taking the time to stop and be thankful for the gifts that pour from His grace...
The goal? Get to 1,000 blessings...by counting them one by one.
I have decided to make this addition to my blog...not so much for you, although I pray God can somehow use it your life, but for me...as a visual and time consuming reminder to just STOP...and focus on Him. I am going to do this once a week...usually on Wednesdays, as I move thru the middle of our usually crazy week towards the weekend.
I want and need to be deliberate in taking some time each week to list those things in my life that I have noticed...things that remind me of what I need to focus on...
Finally, brothers, whatever is true,
whatever is noble, whatever is right,
whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,
whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—
think about such things.
I give a name to the blessings that come from God and I am using one that invokes immediate thoughts of happiness and joy for me... And so, this week, I am thankful for these "grace gifts" in my life:
1. The TV...for without it, I wouldn't get to hear my husband yell "Come on!!!" at sports teams who, obviously, can't hear his helpful couch coaching.
12.The normally sweet voice stating so clearly: "Let's kill the poptart!!"