Someone once said, “Attutude is every thing, pick a good one!” And we certainly can choose to be grateful or grumpy…or during this season, we can choose humbug or hallelujah! 🙂 How much better to lift our souls in joyous praise to the Lord…and who knows, it might just be contagious!
We can approach the Throne of Grace expectantly every morning. It is there that we will find love, compassion, grace, mercy and help flowing from the very heart of God! Each day, His faithfulness is as new, crisp and fresh as a long walk after a good rain!
Rest may be the farthest thing from our minds during this busy season, but it is singnificant to our attitudes, energy and productivity. As we rest in the Lord, in His Word and in communion with Him, He restores it all! Rest!
Thank God He doesn’t love us because we do everything right, He loves us because we are His children. We receive God’s amazing love, grace and mercy by faith in His Son, and since we can’t earn His Gift of love and affection, we can’t lose it either!
God is working His purposes and His grace in daily lives. From before the beginning of time itself, nothing has ever or will ever surprise our eternal all-knowing, ever-present, all-powerful God. He knew all about today yesterday, and He was already here!
To see it is to believe it…a lake as smooth as glass, a mountain higher than the clouds, Niagra Falls or the Grand Canyon. It is much the same with our Savior, as we explore His Word, His Story…. Once we truly see HIM, we believe!
The world calls us to insecurity, judgment and fear, but God calls us to know Him…to know He loves us and that He is the Protector of our bodies, souls and spirits, the Keeper of our mercy, peace and love in abundance! And that is security!
Dear Followers, I am so thankful for you! On this day and every day, ‘Thank You’ is the not-so-secret password into God’s presence. We enter the very courts of His heart as we speak praise to Him, worship Him and sincerely thank Him! Happy Thanksgiving!!
The Lord has done great things and He is worthy of all glory, honor and praise. It is an awesome privilege to worship Him with thanksgiving, and to make His glorious Name and His wondrous deeds known among the nations, beginning right where we are!
We have so much to be thankful for even in the midst of pain, rejection, failure or loneliness…. We have a Heavenly Father who is head-over-heals in love with us just as we are and hides us under the shelter of His everlasting arms. We are safe in HIM!
GOD is faithful, God IS faithful, God is FAITHFUL! When the pain, need or desire is so great, we have to remind ourselves of this truth! Regardless of how long it may be taking for that prayer to be answered or that dream to come true, HE IS FAITHFUL!!!
God’s love is everlasting and His mecies never cease. Even the sheer delight of smelling the turkey roasting and tasting the blend of spices in the dressing are blessings from Him. We have so much to be thankful for…best of all , hearts to know HIM!
Our names are engraved on the palm of His hand, written on His heart, and ‘we’ are blessed to have His Word in our hands and to carry it within our own hearts. What a gift, to have this kind of relationship with the God of the Universe through His Son!
God our Savior not only rescues us from our sin, but continues to redeem us every day! As the Lover of Our Souls, He continualy guides us in His truth, gives hope to our hurting hearts, restores strength to our bodies and revitalizes our spirits…as we hold onto Him!
“Who am I that you are mindful of me, That you hear me, when I call? Is it true that you are thinking of me? How you love me, it’s amazing (Who am I Lord). I am a friend of God, I am a friend of God, I am a friend of God, He calls me friend!” —Israel Houghton
Mercy is not getting what we do deserve. How grateful we can be for God’s extravagant love, His boundless grace and His compassionate mercy toward His beloved sons and daughters who cry out to Him for help.
It never ceases to amaze…how putting a new worship song to our God on our playlist – and ultimately in our hearts – can change the way we look at Him, ourselves and others, and how ‘that’ affects how others see God through us! All because of worship! Wow!
God is no respecter of people. As soon as we welcome His Son into our lives, HE welcomes us into HIS family, the abundant life now and the eternal home HE has prepared for us in heaven. Everyone is welcome at God’s table of love, grace and mercy!
God’s plan always was redemption through grace, not works. Adam and Eve ‘worked’ on their fig-leaf outfits when all the while God was graciously making them beautiful garments of animal skins to cover their sin and shame…such a picture of Jesus Christ.
Our Father wants to be our Joy and Cheerful Delight even in the midst of our struggles. By faith, we can trust and choose joy in Jesus Name by giving ourselves permission to be happy and thankful in the now, knowing He will make all things beautiful in His time!
Often times, loving one another can be downright difficult! But we have a constant example, the Lover of our souls. And as we look to the LORD, all He has done for us and how He loves us unconditionally, we won’t have to try because His love will simply flow.
We serve a restoring, rescuing, redeeming God…God Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, Creator of all things, including us! He is real. He knows everything, He is powerful, present, everywhere, immutable, unstoppable… So rather than worry, let’s talk to HIM!
God sees our attitude while we wait. He knows we are waiting and what we are waiting for, and He simply asks that during that time we find our rest and hope in Him…that we don’t grow weary or lose heart, but that we trust and strengthen ourselve in Him alone!
God’s Word is packed full of promises, and the most vital promise to apply before all the others is this…. Call on the Name of Jesus Christ to save us from our sin and shame and we won’t maybe or kind of be saved, we will be saved! Grace and mercy reign!
God desires nothing more than to meet with us face to face, and He is always there…everywhere. It is our choice to accept the sheer privilege of opening the line of communication with Him and walking in His presence throughout the day!
Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world… Our Lord is the Final Authority, the Vindicator of every accusation brought against us, the Defender from every foe we will ever face, the Victor in every battle we encounter! Our Lord is for us!
When we see our deep need and come to the Lord with our emptiness, thirst and helplessness, it is then that we find His richest blessings! He fills our emptiness, quenches our thirst and helps us in every way as no other ever could or can!
As much as we each desire to love and be loved, trust and be trusted, life teaches us that the Lord is the only One that is truly infallibly righteous, perfect and faithful in all His ways and in everything He does…and He is more than enough!