FOG: Focus on Gratitude Day 5

As an introvert who married and man in the military, I’m painfully aware of the challenges of connecting with people when you move often.

I don’t need a lot of friends (hence the introvert part), but I DO need in-person connection. Social media “friendships” don’t cut it and my established friends live in other parts of the country.

So, when we settled down after my husband retired from the military, I looked forward to making friends I could look in the eye, slap their arm while falling over in laughter, and shed tears as we share our hearts.

It’s been a long time coming, but yesterday I did all the above with two women I feel like I’ve known all my life.

I’m grateful…

Jesus gives people to do life with. People who accept and enjoy you as you are. People like you, though just different enough to expose you to different perspectives and better methods.

 

Focus on Gratitude:

How does friendship add value to your life?


Click here for The Vine Life Faith Devotional written last October. It’s 31 days of bite-sized insights on living the abundant life of Jesus, our gift to you.

FOG: Focus on Gratitude Day 4

With all the technology we have out our disposal, it’s so tempting to think we know it all. But I love how, without bravado, Jesus let’s us know who the Omniscient One is.

Last October’s posts became The Vine Life Faith Devotional, a compilation of what Jesus shared with me those 31 days. This October the Lord told me to print it and leave it out where it’s visible and accessible. It’s been on the kitchen island since Monday, and would you believe that each entry has been exactly what both me and my daughter needed?

As I wrote the posts last year, I found them powerful, but now I’m finding them meaningful because I’m needing what He’s saying, not just marveling at it.

I’m grateful…

Jesus knew the challenges we’d face this month, this year, and prepared the help a whole year in advance! He knows our end from our beginning and as the Good Shepherd, He makes sure we lack nothing.

 

Focus on Gratitude:

Has Jesus ever provided for you in unexpected ways?


Click here for The Vine Life Faith Devotional written last October. It’s 31 days of bite-sized insights on living the abundant life of Jesus, our gift to you.