A Fierce Flourishing Challenge - Week 33

This week's challenge:


In 1848 Mrs. Cecil Alexander published the hymn All Things Bright and Beautiful (lyrics below). When I think of God's goodness towards us, the words of this hymn scroll through my mind. It illustrates the idea that God is the originator of all the good things in our lives. 

This week, as you notice the goodness around you, attribute it to its ultimate source - God. Notice it as a gift from Him, not some random occurrence. Carve out time to mediate on, possibly memorize, James 1:17.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
Think about what this verse means, what it tells us about God and how you can apply it to your life. If you have a little more time, read it in the context of the rest of the chapter.

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Lyrics to All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil Alexander

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.

All things bright ...

The purple headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning,
That brightens up the sky;−

All things bright ...

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,−
He made them every one:

All things bright ...

The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
We gather every day;−

All things bright ...

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell,
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.

All things bright ..

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