Monday, November 21, 2011

Because He Gives Good Gifts...

Recounting... naming them one by one... for He gives good gifts! And this...
Humbly let go. Let go of trying to do, let go of trying to control... let go of my own way, let go of my own fears. Let God blow His wind, His trials, oxygen for joy's fire. Leave the hand open and be. Be at peace. Bend the knee and be small and let God give what God chooses to give because He only gives love, and whisper surprised thanks. This is the fuel for joy's flame.
~ Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts.
This learning to trust... it's a daily lesson... it's a lesson learned only by letting go. This week has been a lot of letting go and seeing God work out details... and truly seeing that He only gives love.

#1116 - #1133 of grace-gifts that keeps on giving...

:: My girl's excellent interim report card.
:: My boy's excellent progress report.
:: Getting to know a couple, Toronto City Mission community workers.
:: My girl's basketball team --- champs in their tier/division!
:: Good parent/teacher interview with my son's teacher.
:: Shopping for items to fill AIDS Care Kits for the MCC.
:: My girl guest blogging for Compassion Canada's The Loop... and,
:: Her having midnight inspiration resulting in this blog post, my fave so far!
:: Many things not coming together as I wish... yet knowing God is in the details.
:: 165 shoeboxes packed at our Shoebox Packing Party over the weekend.
:: A friend unexpectedly taking two of my Compassion child packs to consider!
:: My first time heading up AIDS Care Kits collection at our church... and,
:: It going incredibly smoothly despite my fretting. :-)
:: My girl playing keys on the worship band for the first time at our church!
:: Finding out that I have to resend 3 weeks' worth of email! :0
:: Our teaching pastor's message from yesterday...
God empowers us to grow, but we must do the work.
God supplies the energy – we supply the labour.
God is our trainer – we fight the fight.
God pays for our gas – we do the driving.
:: His sustaining grace... when I am worn out.
:: Fresh starts... His mercies are new every morning!

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  1. Hi neighbor...I love the quote...and your list...
    sorry about the e-mails...congrats on the bball...great weekend for victories...mine had one too...
    blessing to your week...

  2. Visiting from Multitudes on Mondays...

    I was blessed by your list! How you serve others is certainly a reflection of your service to Him.

    Thank you for sharing!

    Have a blessed holiday...

  3. I always love reading your lists! You are so inspiring!