As we near the end of One Thousand Gifts, I love how Ann has taken us full circle.
We have gone from discovering gifts in the every day to becoming the blessing for others. We are called to give of ourselves and from our abundance to other people.
Ann gently reminds us that communion is only complete in service and that a gift never stops being a gift. We aren’t meant to write down gifts and then forget.
Instead, the gifts transform our lives and the gratitude overflows into the lives of others.
“Christian hands never clasp
and He doesn’t give gifts for gain
because a gift can never stop being a gift –
it is always mean to be given.”
I think as women, giving of ourselves can be hard because we feel so stretched. We give to husbands, children, family, friends, jobs – and it feels like there is nothing left, doesn’t it?
It does for me.
But through the process of writing gifts and giving to others, I have discovered the truth my soul has probably always known – God gives me what I need. And the same is true for you.
We don’t have to be afraid of the giving.
As this week continues, look for opportunities to give to others and give thanks to God.
We love you. Next week we will be wrapping up One Thousand Gifts. We hope you have enjoyed the first Bloom selection here on (in)courage and are going to stick around. We have a lot more in store for the rest of the year!