The seed for this began when my youngest son’s class at school put into practice the recording of blessings as explored in Ann Voskamp’s book, One Thousand Gifts. Others had recommended the book after that, and I began to put it into practice. Yet I was also challenged by Matt Redman’s song “10,000 Reasons,” and I decided not to stop at 1,000. Now that I have reached that mark, I want to shift the focus. I want to not only take note of the blessings, but also note a Scripture or a promise of God that is reflected in the blessing. I want to not only hear the echo and see the reflection, but I want to turn and see the source. Pressing on and in.
*All Scripture passages are from the New International Version unless otherwise noted.
1055) A cup of cold water offered to me.
Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land. Proverbs 25:25
1056) God working out the details after I surrender.
Then Abraham raised his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught in the thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram and offered him up for a burnt offering in the place of his son. Genesis 22:13
1057) A phone call that encourages my spirit.
Lord, by such things people live; and my spirit finds life in them too. You restored me to health and let me live. Isaiah 38;16
1058) An invitation for my son to speak.
Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Proverbs 1:8