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Be My Everything

"Christ in me, Christ in me, Christ in me the hope of glory, be my everything, Be my everything, be my everything, be my everything..."  These lyrics sank deep into my soul today and rebounded, lifting my heart into praise.  

Though it sound like we are imploring Christ, cajoling Him into fulfilling our every need, it really has less to do with a response from Him as it does to a decisive action on our part. Reminding ourselves that He is to be our everything, to look no further. That He is near, so near in fact, He resides within us. That said, we are pitiful, needing constant reminders of His faithfulness, constant reminders to seek Him above all else. To order our lives rightly - that we would need no thing else - that He is "everything" to us. Willing our hearts to align rightly we sing "be my everything"...

His answer to this beckon is always "yes" "I will be your everything and in fact, that is what I desire greatly." Our response …

Giving Thanks

An ancient wise woman, Julian of Norwich said, "The highest form of prayer is to the goodness of God... God only desires that our soul....clings to His goodness. For all of the things our mind can think about God, it is thinking about His goodness that pleases Him most and brings the most profit to the soul."  The gift list is thinking about His goodness - and this, that pleases Him the most.  AND profits our own soul and I am beginning, only beginning to know it.

If clinging to His goodness is the highest form of prayer, then this seeing His goodness with a pen, with a camera shutter, with a word of thanks, these are the most sacred acts conceivable. The ones anyone can conceive, anywhere, in the midst of anything.

Ann Voskamp's book 1000 gifts, focuses on giving thanks.  
Echaristo means to "give thanks."  

Consider this.   The Eucharist, communion, IS thanksgiving......
At anytime, anywhere you can partake.....  In giving thanks, you commune with God.  And God in…