Today’s Joy Dare is to name three gifts opened up.
212. Buds Blooming
I have such a spirit of anticipation this time of year. It has been cold and a bit grey outside. I look forward to the little shoots of green fighting their way through the mulch and the tiny buds waiting to unfurl their petals in the sunshine. This is my tulip tree in my from yard. It makes me happy.
213. An Open Door
This blue door isn’t the most fancy and it doesn’t open to the cleanest house, but it does open to a family comfortable home. Hopefully it says “Come on in! Sit down. Put your feet up. Have a glass of sweet iced tea. Feel free to share, laugh and cry. You are welcome here!”
214. Open Arms
Six of us from church went to help put in water wells and share the love of Christ in Sierra Leone with the organization Water of Life. The villagers welcomed us with open arms! Not only is the color of our skin drastically different, but there is the language, culture and for some, religion. There was curiosity and maybe even some fear at first, with us walking in their villages. Within minutes, the barriers were torn down by the Holy Spirit. Jesus’ love enveloped everyone there. Momma’s allowed us to hold their sweet babies and play with their children. Skeptical elders smiled and hugs were exchanged. Arms were open wide!
This Joy Dare is a challenge to see God’s blessings in our everyday life. Keep a journal and record the big and the small things in your life that stir your heart. Those things you recognize as God saying “I love you.”
What 3 things opened up do you have as blessings today? Please share with me in the comment section below. Your gifts will help remind me too!