1000 Gifts: First Grace 11/29/16

1000 Gifts: First Grace  11/29/16

Tonight, I will talk about 1000 Gifts: First Grace in our Devotional study by Ann VoskampOn 11/19/16, we talked about choosing grace and the fact that God gave us freedom to choose. To choose to live with grace and glory as we live in God’s free and ready favor…living with the fullness that God offers us. Yet it is a choice…whether we live with God’s grace and glory or not. Continue to keep your list of One Thousand Gifts (graces).  Let’s begin to discuss what Ann means  when she speaks of “First Grace.” 

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1000 Gifts – Thanksgiving 11/23/16

1000 Gifts – Thanksgiving  11/23/16

I give you 1000 Gifts – Thanksgiving and forgo the scheduled 1000 Gifts Devotional from our Devotional study, titled One Thousand Gifts: Reflections On Finding Everyday Graces by Ann Voskamp. I preferred to wish you a Blessed Thanksgiving and share some gifts with you for your Holiday. Above all, remember that Thanksgiving is first directed to God, the creator of all mankind. Then you can wish Thanksgiving to those you know and love as well as to those you do not know. Our Devotional study will resume on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. 

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1000 Gifts: Choosing Grace 11/19/16

1000 Gifts  11/19/16

Today I will discuss 1000 Gifts: Choosing Grace in our new Devotional study, titled One Thousand Gifts: Reflections On Finding Everyday Graces by Ann Voskamp. I apologize for being a day late because of personal issues. On 11/15/16, we talked about the first time thanksgiving is mentioned in the Bible, it is in Leviticus 7:11-13 and the significance of those verses because in giving thanks it consists of a sacrificial offering to God and He is a good God so as we sacrifice our understanding of knowing what is beneficial to us, God surprises us with His perspective of what is good for us. Are you still keeping your list of One Thousand Gifts?  Let’s proceed to discuss what Ann means  when she speaks of “Choosing Grace.”

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1000 Gifts: Surprising Grace 11/15/16

1000 Gifts  11/15/16

Tonight we will discuss 1000 Gifts: Surprising Grace in our new Devotional study, titled One Thousand Gifts: Reflections On Finding Everyday Graces by Ann Voskamp. This is the 1st Devotion of our 60 daily readings. Last week, Ann discussed using three steps when keeping your list of One Thousand Gifts. Those steps were to: 

  1. PRAY- Use a simple prayer such as asking God to open the eyes of your heart; being led by the Holy Spirit to see these gifts.
  2. RECEIVE- Open your hand to receive the simple, daily gifts that you are shown and write them down.
  3. PRAISE- Praise God for the daily gifts that you find no matter the size or shape, hidden or obvious. 
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