Thursday, January 12, 2017

Enjoy Life-What gift are you receiving today?

"I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun." Ecclesiastes 8:15

I read this in my devotion today and it ministered to me because of two things. One~ we will toil and there will be hard days. We do have to work and labor for good. Second~ we need to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Eating ( I am not talking gluttony and such), fellowshipping, and celebrating just "daily" life should give us enjoyment. It is a gift to us from God.

                                               Beauty from Solomon Islands (2015)

Here is a quote from the devotion, "I believe that this way of living, this focus on the present, the daily, the tangible, this intense concentration not on the news headlines but on the flowers growing in our garden, the children growing in our homes, this way of living has potential to open up the heavens, to yield a glittering handful of diamonds where a second ago there was coal."
 -Shauna Niequist

What gift will we receive today to enjoy?  Laughter, giggles, flowers, wind, skies, praise music, smells of food
simmering, or just breath.


*Devotion is called 365 Devotions Savor~Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are by Shauna Niequest


  1. Beautiful dear. Focus makes such a difference does it not?

  2. What a wonderful devotional to share! It is always good to look around and find little spots of happiness everywhere. Life can be good, or bad, all depending on how you look at something. Hugs to you today!

  3. On this day I received flowers, and I enjoyed my little girls laughter and Joy they bring to our little home.


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