Wednesday, January 25, 2012

It's a great day to be alive!

I am not really a country music fan save a few here and there (think Johnny Cash and Tim McGraw), but today I have had the line "It's a great day to be alive" running through my head again and again. I don't know why. There is nothing more spectacular about this day than yesterday or tomorrow, but I just woke up feeling a great weight lifted. And that makes it a wonderful, amazing, freeing, great day to be alive!

As I have been reading through "One Thousand Gifts" and talking with people about it, I feel like the discipline that I need to focus on this year is the discipline of thanfulness. I know I have said this before, but I for the first time I feel like it is going to be a thing that will bring real joy into my life. I have been looking at it as another thing that I will try and fail at. And the realization that that is a true statement, but God loves me anyway, and I can be thankful for that is a new thing that has come up in my little mind.

Ann Voskamp says, "We only enter into the full life if our faith gives thanks. Thanksgiving is the manifestation of our YES! to his grace. Thanksgiving is inherent to a true salvation experience; thanksgiving is necessary to live the well, whole, fullest life.”
I feel like I am starting to understand this and really desire to live this!

Pray for me as I delve into this deeper!

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