I am thankful for being able to learn from others around me. Thankfulness #22:

At our midweek service tonight at church, our Pastor’s wife was sharing some lessons she has been learning from her daily Bible study. She referenced Ann Voskamp’s blog & in particular her book entitled   “One Thousand Gifts.” There was one specific part that really stuck out to me, and I wanted to write it down so that I would hopefully better remember it.

I guess you could say it’s the “origin” of joy… Voskamp explained that this is the way joy works: God gives us grace for life- when we are given God’s grace, we respond in thankfulness (or we ought to!)- when we respond in thankfulness, God gives us joy… a joy that we cannot, on our own, attain.

It’s beautiful, isn’t it? God given grace, responding in humble thankfulness, and being given another gift- the gift of JOY… Joy that makes life so much more blessed & keeps our hearts thankful.

We can never truly be thankful enough, can we?



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