One morning last week, on my way back to our new home in the RV, my thoughts veered toward and lingered on our cramped living circumstances awaiting my arrival.
Forgetting we are in the middle of an amazing adventure with God, I allowed my mind to dip into the weary well of despair and drink heartily of its welcoming, yet bitter, waters.
The practice of thanksgiving has been neglected.
And a life of thanks living had taken a momentary turn for the worse.
Yet, in the midst of the fog, an invitation from God arrived. An opportunity to embrace eucharisteo broke through the surrounding cloud.
That’s when I realized the blessing.
I have a screen door!
I’d been envious of homes with screen doors. A way to invite inside fresh breezes and cleansing.
Our new home on wheels has the perfect little screen door. It had been there all along. Waiting to be noticed. Lingering on its hinges as I passed it by day after day with my eyes out of focus. I was lacking a vision for treasured blessings awaiting discovery.
What a pleasure to use my screen door on that simply delightful morning offering a newness of cool, fall weather.
For this I gave thanks.
The refreshment of grace.
The renewing dew of fellowship through the intentional giving of thanks.
On Mondays, across the world-wide web, seekers of joy offer thanksgiving in order to live fully right where we are.
Although I do not regularly post my multitudes, I am still practicing thanks living.
In spacious homes. In small hotel rooms. And in smaller RVs.
The desire for fellowship with my Creator through offering Him praise travels with me no matter where our family moves.
And today I am thankful for…
a husband who’s willing to swim against the tide of culture
a teenager whose sense of humor has impeccable timing
a younger son who offers me more grace than I deserve
friends who refuse to tickle my ears with comfortable advice
A SCREEN DOOR!
How about you?
Are you able to discover hidden treasures no matter the circumstance?
I’d be blessed if you’d share your multitudes here with me!