I hope that you all are having a wonderful holiday weekend and that your Thanksgiving day was a blessed one.
I had planned on posting this yesterday. If you have been following along with me, then you know for the last month I have been reading through Ann Voskamp’s book One Thousand Gifts and every Thursday I have been posting my thoughts on what I have read. So yesterday was the day that this was supposed to be posted, but with the holiday and taking care of my niece and nephew for the last couple of days it has been crazy around here.
Now on to the book…
In the last three chapters, Ann talks about how she moved from merely learning to feel eucharisteo, thanksgiving to actually living eucharisteo.
How as her heart opened and she began seeing all the gifts that the Lord has given to her she started realizing that not only is she blessed but that she is a blessing herself and that she can bless others.
Living eucharisteo is more than having an attitude of gratitude. Living eucharisteo is more than simply naming the gifts.
Living eucharisteo is about naming those gifts, recognizing the blessings, that you are a blessing, and that you can be used to bless others.
Living eucharisteo is about serving out of the abundance God has provided.
But most importantly, living eucharisteo is about living in communion with God.
Living eucharisteo is not about hiding our heads in the sand when the hard times come, but about leaning into the shelter of the arms of the Almighty.
Living eucharisteo is about living a life that is so saturated in God that you are able to see the gifts in everything.
Living eucharisteo is about transformation and regeneration.
When you live eucharisteo, you are not only becoming who you truly are, but you are touching the lives of others and blessing them.
When you live eucharisteo, you are living fully alive in Christ.