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Monday, June 20, 2011

Whispered Gratitudes



It’s Monday today. The day I usually post my list of gratitudes in a community of people who are living in the moment and seeing there what God has so graciously given. It has been 16 weeks for me. And perhaps these have been the richest of times because I have never realized before how much God has blessed me. But underneath, there has been this knowing thing going on in my heart ---- the wanting to add the “deeper” gratitudes, the “eucharisteo,” the hard thank you’s that get all blurred as you look up with tear-filled eyes and look for the Father’s face. I have not put them on my lists. Not because I am not thankful and unable to say them. They are just too personal to post in a public place. Do you have those? Do you keep a separate journal for these? Today, just putting these numbers in their place bring a lump to my throat and a sigh is whispered with each one. I know He hears. . .

505. . . . .

506. . . .

507. . . . .

508 . . . . .

509. That He understands, accepts my whispers, and keeps them safe within His heart!

Join so many others, won’t you, as they continue to share in the community of gratitude with Ann VosKamp here:

10 comments:

Kristin Bridgman said...

I'm so thankful we serve a God who totally understands, cares enough to bend down and hear our whispers, and envelopes us with His tremendous love!
May you always feel His love and find many, many, more blessings.
And, thank you again for being a blessing :)

HopeUnbroken said...

oh, Cora, this was sweet! i have so many of those whispered moments. too precious, too holy. . . too intimate to be shared with any other than He who knows me best.
thanks for your sweet sharing this week.
steph

nancy huggins said...

I also have a lot of the whispered thank yous..I just think them in y head and sometimes just say them out loud in a room all by myself...never thought about it that way..thank you for putting a title on my thankk yous

Debbie said...

I know what you're saying. I've places deep in my heart too and I've not written them out publicly yet. I don't know if I can. But I know that the Lord knows as only He knows me so intimately.

Thank you for your visit to Heart Choices. I would love to have you be in my Culinary Camp class. Maybe I should do one for us adults too? How fun would that be? Great idea!!!

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Garden Lady said...

Thankful we serve a God who knows everything about us and loves us just the same. Blessings to you

Denise said...

You move me...... You have sent me the book....... it is changing my life..... I will soon start my list.. HE hears the cry of the heart and words are not necessary when we are having a heart to heart talk with out Father God......

Again I say, you move me......

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

I am sure we all have those 'deeper' gratitudes. Isn't is beyond wonderful that HE hears, that HE knows, that HE understands. Such a gift!

Vicky said...

I am so glad you chose to include these and tell us about them in this way. Father God knows your heart and whether whispered or shouted, hard eucharisteo, is just that, hard... but worth going through. So proud of you Cora- thank you for sharing this!

Debra said...

Cora, this is so beautiful. I got Ann's book, and I read it every morning as part of my prayer time.
Thank you for sharing even your unspoken thankfuls, because it made me thankful for my own.
Love, Debra

Craig said...

Cora, discretion being the better part of valor I decided to leave my comment for your latest post down here in this one. First of all I heart your bravery. You know I heart your faith. You know how much I heart that you read me. I really value having you around – so you do what you need to do to make sure that happens. God bless you Cora :-)