IN NAMING OUR GIFTS and experiencing ourselves as enough, we honor God’s work of creation. My spiritual director often asks me: “Have you allowed God to thank you?” Her question can remind us to create space to hear God’s gratitude for the ways we choose to share life with God. It can be difficult to let God thank us for the work we do, to let God enjoy who we’ve been created to be, and to enjoy for ourselves who God has made us to be. Yet listening for and experiencing God’s love and gratitude helps us see ourselves more clearly. When I see myself through God’s loving eyes, I am filled with joy and awe: I like who I see.
This Life That Is Ours: Motherhood As Spiritual Practice
From page 80 of This Life That Is Ours: Motherhood As Spiritual Practice by Lauren Burdette. Copyright © 2019 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
Have you allowed God to thank you? Share your thoughts.
God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good.
—Genesis 1:31a, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
Here I am, Lord.
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