“Is thankfulness really but the deep, contented breath of peacefulness?”
I’m always looking for a quality devotional, especially as each year comes to a close. I love knowing I can start over with new wisdom and insight. Having come across Ann Voskamp’s new devotional based off her bestselling book, I can say I’m excited to have this in my library, but share it with others as well!
Following the New York Times Bestseller, One Thousand Gifts — a guide to giving thanks and finding joy in all aspects of life — Ann Voskamp returns with this companion One Thousand Gifts Devotional. How in the world do we find real joy and experience grace in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and all these daily duties?
These sixty reflections, each one like a singular tree, invite you to take wing into a forest of graces. Glimpses of grace that will lead you into your own lifestyle of Christ-focus and communion. Into how your desperate need of Him every moment is wildly met with His extravagant love for you. As practical as profound, this devotional offers real life transformation with intentional space to begin the radical habit of thanking God for your own one thousand gifts.
The endless grace of our overflowing God, it’s meant to be experienced directly. The most important thing is simply to begin.
Pick up a pen and this book — and change your life. Take the dare to fully live!
God’s just waiting to bless you with the greatest gift of all—more and more of Himself….
With each daily devotion starting with a scripture and ending with a prayer and space to write thoughts and prayers (although depending on the length of the devotional, there were a few that didn’t have space or the lines were few), this devotional is truly a gift. It’s a gift to bring you to a place (whether for the first time or back again), where you once again can see and respond to God’s goodness.
“We give thanks to God not because of how we feel but because of who He is.”
Through Voskamp’s beautiful and touching writing, a reader can’t help but be drawn more to God and experience more of Him. There’s also a journal pages full of quotes in the back with numbered lines, so if you haven’t, you can join in the original challenge of writing out 1,000 gifts. I’m new to Voskamp’s books these past few months, so I’m excited about focusing on this in the coming year.
Did you go through a devotional this year? I’d love to know what you you’ve gone through, have loved or are looking forward to!
(Thank you to Zondervan for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)