8 days after generating a list of discouraging things...
It is time to allow a flow of gratitude...
I am grateful for the truth of suffering that leads to glory.
It is showing up in more lives and more blogs and my Pastor's
latest encouraging word for our Daniel Fast. IT is a foundational
truth and God is mercifully teaching it to us, in preparation, for
the time when everything that can be shaken will be shaken.
Work, causes gratitude because soon another nurse will be added to
each shift to lessen the work load.
Home has been encouraging, because my nine year old son is choosing
to participate in the Daniel Fast and my wife is being blessed by
what God is showing her during the Daniel Fast. One teenager is
transitioning to a job at Pizza Hut. The other, no outward change,
just a growing trust in God's plan.
Marriage has been encouraging, because, there is grace from God to
grow in love and give and receive mercy. "A joining of two forgivers."
is how I heard marriage described once, and it is true.
Church has been encouraging, many people have joined together with
a wonderful attitude to participate in a Daniel Fast. There is a depth
that is being revealed and worked into our hearts that speaks of God's
faithfulness to build strong foundations. I can feel that many people
are going to experience a deep and lasting breakthrough as a result of
this time. Glory to God, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain.