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.
1064) The sound that a puppy makes when sleeping.
In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat – for he grants sleep to those he loves. Psalm 127:2
1065) “10,000 Reasons” coming on the radio as the first song I hear.
But The Lord, who brought you up out of Egypt with mighty power and outstretched arm, is the one you must worship. To him you shall bow down and to him offer sacrifices. 2 Kings 17:36
1066) Singing “God will lift up your head.”
Within three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your position, and you will put Pharaoh’s cup in his hand, just as you did when you were his cupbearer. Genesis 40:13
1067) Laughing as someone used their wingspan to measure a distance.
And when they measured it by the omer, the one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little. Everyone gathered just as much as they needed. Exodus 16:18
1068) The honesty of children.
And he said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3
1069) My sons creatively constructing magnetic poetry.
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. Colossians 3:16