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.
1059) Rescuing my puppy from danger.
“So tell the people of Israel, “I am The Lord. I will throw off the heavy load the Egyptians have put on your shoulders. I will set you free from being slaves to them. I will reach out my arm and save you with mighty acts when I judge Egypt.’” Exodus 6:6 (NIV Reader’s version)
1060) My son choosing to act responsibly.
Moses and Aaron and his sons were to camp to the east of the tabernacle, toward the sunrise, in front of the tent of meeting. They were responsible for the care of the sanctuary on behalf of the Israelites. Anyone else who approached the sanctuary was to be put to death. Numbers 3:38
1061) Communicating with the mother of my children about their successes and challenges.
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Colossians 3:20
1062) My son enjoying time to play with his friend and expressing gratitude.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love endures forever. I Chronicles 16:34
1063) An expression of a desire to attend church.
Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; Psalm 95:6