I’ve decided to do regular posts (likely weekly) on gratitude, since – as I reflect back on God’s provision in the everyday matters of my life – I can find practical reasons to praise Him for His faithfulness in the “small things”. This reminds me that the Lord is also faithful in the “big things” as well – I simply must remain trusting and patient.
So here we go:
- I’m pretty jazzed about a prayer request app that I’ve been using. It’s helped me to become more intentional and efficient in my praying – especially as I remember what matters to the Lord is the quality of our prayers, and not necessarily the length of them. I may not pray long, but I now pray regularly, specifically, and in a targeted way. This approach may not be for everyone – and certainly, I have my off-the-app chats with God – but it helps me to better focus my energy on the needs of others, rather than dwelling on my own issues!
- I’m making good progress on the certification I began last fall, and received some wonderful words of encouragement from one of the master teachers that I am doing well. I still have a ways to go and lots more to learn, but her words really blessed me!
- I had the chance to reconnect with three different friends this past week, and it was wonderful! We had been in communication via text, but nothing replaces good, old-fashioned face-to-face communication, you know?
- I was gifted with a manicure – it’s always touching to be the recipient of someone else’s thoughtfulness and generosity. 😀
So again, I pray in agreement with this verse from 1 Chronicles 29: I thank You, My God, and praise You. ♥️