The gratitude of a love-filled heart...

...that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.  ~ Ephesians 3:17-19 ESV
That renewing of my mind discipline took me straight to the cross this stormy morning - the place where Love spoke and suffered and spilled out in unimaginable, impossible-to-comprehend measure...
To be a man was something, to be a man of sorrows was far more; to bleed, and die, and suffer, these were much for him who was the Son of God; but to suffer such unparalleled agony-to endure a death of shame and desertion by his Father, this is a depth of condescending love which the most inspired mind must utterly fail to fathom. Herein is love! and truly it is love that "passeth knowledge." O let this love fill our hearts with adoring gratitude... ~ Charles Spurgeon
....and with my gratitude journal open, I continue the counting

...Amazing Love
...abundant mercy and grace travels
...overflowing daily provisions
...a sweet trip down memory lane
...contagious laughter
...patient and forgiving editors
...praying and loving and encouraging friends
...a warm and comfortable and dry house on a wet and stormy morning
...extravagant grace gifts
...strength and rest for weariness
...fresh flowers for the kitchen counter
...grandchildren and t-ball
...a daughter who humbles me
...sons who make me proud

If my adoration matched His love, my list would never end.

Would you and your love-filled heart join in the listing? The counting? The adoration?