When I asked God what He wanted said in this space today it was simply this: “Let your #CelebrateAbsolutelyEverything come from a place of authentic gratitude.”
You don’t have to force it, just seek the silver lining wherever you are and let the thankfulness spiral into anything, no, actually everything, that you see as a good gift. Believe in your heart that it’s from Him.
You’re loved. You’re appreciated. You’re needed.
For 6 years God has been asking me to speak this message, and now he’s telling me to step out of my comfort zone and shout it from the mountain tops. I am trying to be obedient to His calling, to serve Him here in this way, or whatever way He asks, every single day that I’m able.
A slow morning where my family cuddles up on the couch for virtual church.
An after church Zoom coffee hour to visit with some of our Immanuel family.
The sound of my guy peeling potatoes in the kitchen and curating a lunch for us all.
The smallest boy, snuggling me tight around the neck with his “good morning, momma” greeting, and a kiss on the cheek.
The things I find dirty or out of place around the home. The need for cleaning and tidying is a sure sign of life happening here.
Although my body is weak right now, and I’m uncertain what is ailing me, I’m certain that this trial is no surprise to the Lord. Today I celebrate that He is in control, He is good, and this life is absolutely worth celebrating every day.