sometimes i take a deep breath, allowing Him to breathe upon me, His Word of truth renewing my mind; and i choose to disengage from going one step further down the road of doubt, down the road of self. by His mercy, in His grace, with His strength, to His glory!
and the other times, well, i fail at receiving the gift. i fail to acknowledge that He is indeed working in my life to His glory. i fail. taking my eyes from Him and allowing them to sweep over me, myself, and i.
why haven't i learned self always leads further from His footstool? from His embrace?
i am forever grateful, forever counting His gifts one by one (from my single digits, i started numbering anew this week :)
bright green leaves of new growth on our oak trees
a cactus from Arizona
girl love running down the side walk, waving at her daddy, signing, "i love you"
a gift of orange carnations, vase over flowing
boy love singing along with Toby-Mac (with his ear phones in)
our first Christian Seder
a compliment from someone i hold dear. and her grace towards me
continually learning to trust in Him in all things
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us. Ephesians 1
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
and He will make straight your paths.
7 Be not wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
8 It will be healing to your flesh
and refreshment to your bones. Proverbs 3
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