“Eucharisteo—thanksgiving—always precedes the miracle.” - Ann Voskamp
This is one of my favorite Ann quotes - maybe one of my favorite anyone quotes.
At first glance one may think it is about some formula to manipulate God into some miracle-working-magic. Give thanks, then He will do what you want.
But it's not.
It's the reminder to give thanks in all things. That is the will of God.
Today in Sunday school a lady prayed that God would first heal our hearts with His joy.
As we pray for Bugaboo, as we pray for others who need healing, I pray that God would first heal our hearts to make them more attuned to Him, to make us more like Him.
joining with Ann's community:
Bugaboo making more improvements in his eating/chewing/swallowing skills ~ reconciliation that keeps being at work in my life ~ living still in Springfield (God has us here for some reason so I am embracing it) ~ Bubby making up songs in the morning ~ community here and around the world that is praying for my baby...this never ceases to amaze me ~ God teaching me about His unconditional love through my mommying ~ laundry detergent ~ throw pillow on the couch ~ toddler jeans clean at the end of the day ~ seven years of marriage ~ funny discussion about Academy Awards in which I learned The Hubs thinks Anne Hathaway is hot ~ new version of Blessed Assurance and humming the old version all day long ~