I woke up a few months ago to a voice that clearly said, “Jim, you need to be more grateful.”
Where did that come from?
I have no doubt it was the Lord. This does not happen to me very often but when it has the sense I have within me is that it is God speaking to me.
As I processed what I heard, I also began to process what it meant and this caused me to conclude:
I had been so focused on dealing with my shortcomings and my inner life and turning them over to the Lord that I had failed to notice all the good things that were a part of my life.
I was literally with my nose (and soul!) to the grindstone.
Inner work is a key part of one’s faith development and maturity as a Christ follower, but finding things to be grateful for is vital to the feeding my soul as well.
So today, I am grateful for the work of the Holy Spirit to point things out to me that I need to address!