Saturday, January 19, 2013

Fill Up With God

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"Something will always come to fill the empty places...What will a life magnify? The world's stress cracks, the grubbiness of a day, all that is wholly wrong and terribly busted? Or God? ...
This, I think, is the other side of prayer.
This act of naming grace moments, this list of God's gifts."

Ann Voskamp One Thousand Gifts

My life has been permantly altered by reading Ann's book two years ago, then again and again. Always Holy Spirit calls me to return to the principle defined in her book, "Eucharisteo." The act of giving thanks, daily, for each minute gift, even and especially when it is most difficult to do so.

This morning, I give thanks for the young women who are walking out this practice in their lives and sharing through their writings the deep work of God in a heart surrendered.
My most recent companions morning and evening are Mended by Angie Smith and What Happens When Women Say Yes to God by Lysa Terkeurst.
 If you are looking for a book to begin the new year, I would recommend any of these three.
Let me add a couple more books for your weekend excursion, which have impacted my life in the last few months.
Jen Hatmker's 7 and No Other Gods by Kelly Minter 

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Hey Girlfriend,
Just what I needed to hear today....Yes a thankful heart in all circumstances....Ann's book has meant so much to me as well. I too am being lead to read it over and over...especially as of late...
Thanks for the other suggestions; I am on my way to the Kindle store.....

Bless you and hugs...