Encouragement really is a powerful thing.
I know from experience.
I know from last week.
I love the adoption community that I have become a part of. It is a fiercely compassionate and loyal community. An encouraging community. An earnestly praying group of friends--even the ones I have never met.
You know the whole love language thing? Guess what mine is. Yep, words of affirmation. Big Time. It feeds my soul. It makes me feel loved.
One thing that I am learning more and more of is that God is the Great Encourager. He is the absolute best at it. He doesn’t forget. He sees all and He knows all. We just sometimes miss His encouragement because we are too rushed, too loud, or we are looking for it in the wrong places.
As I have been reading One Thousand Gifts by Anne Voskamp, I have been challenged to make my own list of 1,000 gifts to be thankful for.
Little things (or even big things) throughout the day that I can pause and be grateful for.
I have come to the realization that so many times that is how God encourages us—through those little snippets of joy in between heartache and hard times. And so many times we miss it.
My friends, pause and quiet your heart and look for those whispers of encouragement from God. Remember—sometimes He is in the most gentlest of breezes.
(keep reading for a giveaway at bottom of post!!)
Yesterday I received something wonderful from Dayspring to help me count those blessings and gifts!
A magnetic memo board that has Count Your Blessings on it.
Here it is hanging in our kitchen (with my sweet baby on it!)
On this Friday, June 10th—I will give away a $20 coupon code to Dayspring’s store.
How can you enter? Just comment on this post and share something or someone that has encouraged YOU recently!
disclaimer stuff: DaySpring gave me the free product to review and all opinions stated are my own. :)