Friday, January 10, 2014

"S" words that lead to a life fully lived

Ann Voskamp has been using some "s" words the last two days in her blog. Today it is the Greek word sozo. Go here to see what it means.

Yesterday she started with the "s" word see. Are we seeing the gifts of God's grace moment to moment in our days?

The next "s" word was savor.
Seeing then slows into the savoring. Only when you slow and savor the moments, do you taste and see that the Lord is good.

If you don’t slow to count the gifts in the moments, God in the moments — when exactly will you taste and see that the Lord is good?

Whatever is going to happen this year — and who knows what is up ahead and how we need to be prepared — it is guaranteed to come down to this:

The enemy of your soul only has two battle plans. 1. Blind you to who God is. 2. And blind you to who you are.

The third "s" word was share.
Real seeing and savoring, it always widens into the sharing. Because ultimately?

Real gratitude cannot be contained — it can only be shared.

Real thanks giving always means giving expression to the thanks – on the lips, on a page, in a community, with your hands, your feet, your life.

There is no thanksgiving without thanksliving – it’s just thanksnothing.

Sharing the thanks — sharing the gifts — this is what divides the sorrow, multiplies the joy.

Let's see, savor, and share God's gifts today!

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