Perhaps some are gifted with the ability to see His wonders right down to the seemingly inconsequential, but I think for most it comes from training the brain to engage, and the body to respond.
Last night, amongst dear brothers and sisters, my friend asked about rewards in heaven. Some talked about jewels in crowns and such. I don't know how all that works, so I didn't have a lot to add. What I thought about is how I know His rewards from living in His kingdom now. How can a crown filled with emeralds and rubies compete with knowing Him now?
His mercies are new every morning. He recycles much goodness back to me, and my reach for counting up to 1,000? It's taken me over a year, but it's been no reach. He gives me that and more in a single day.
using stuff you kept, but didn't think you would use again
stories from my sister of Holy Spirit moving and calling and using her in the process
a gas fireplace that can warm a cold morning
lit candles on dark, rainy nights
a brother not scared to share his heart
soy milk creamer
watching my girl stroking and kicking down the lap lane
the look of her sweet gap-toothed smile and goggles
the way she takes initiative
how every weekday morning I wake to her next to me, because
her daddy put her there
like he's done since she was a babe
how things change
how some things don't
the way my boy kicks up his left leg before swinging
him getting a base hit
coming across home twice
how he tries twice as hard and is ten times more excited
the smile on his face that came from his heart