having a sound peace of mind. Someone loses sleep each night worried about what happened on yesterday and what will happen on tomorrow. The Lord gives me sweet sleep because I trust Him; therefore, I give all concerns over to Him.
"When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet." Proverbs 3:24 NKJV
I'm thankful my Father who takes care of my every need. I have a roof over my head, clothes on my back, shoes on my feet, and food in my stomach. Some people are sleeping under bridges in cardboard boxes, with holes in their shoes or worse, they have no shoes. They hold their belly, suffering from hunger pangs. It could have been me. It is only by the grace of God that it isn't me.
"Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither reap nor sow nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lillies of the field, now they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink'?' or 'What shall we wear?' For all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." Matthew 6:25-34 NKJV
I'm forever thankful Jesus saved me. He loves us so much He paid the ultimate price so that we may have eternal life. Thank You sweet Jesus!
Every day should be a day of thanksgiving. As for me, each day is a day of thanksgiving. Before getting out of bed, I give the Lord thanks just for waking me up. I thank Him for giving me another chance to serve Him. It's not about the turkey, side dishes, or desserts. It's wonderful when family and friends come together to give thanks, but let us recognize we should have a an attitude of gratitude and grateful heart at all times, not only during this time of the year. Just remember, things could always be worse and for someone it is.
"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God In Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NKJV
Have a wonderful & safe holiday. Be blessed.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Have you lost your joy and your peace? Is your mind focused on a problem you cannot seem to solve? Redirect your focus. Focus on God. He is the Problem Solver. God is bigger and greater than any problem you will ever face.
We cannot escape problems or troubling times. In this journey of life, one day everything is just fine and then in what seems like a blink of an eye, something happens to overtake or overwhelm us, if we let it. Most of us will reach out to others and/or try to figure out a solution on our own before seeking the One who has all of the power and the answers. It is true we have friends, family, and other counsel who are available and often placed in our paths to assist us, but we must make God our first point of contact when problems come our way. He will direct our paths and guide us to the appropriate people, places, and things at the appropriate time.
Do not allow problems to overwhelm or consume you. Do not let them cause you to lose your peace and joy. If you know God is your Source and that He will never leave you, disappoint you, or hold back on His promises to you, the problems you face should never be greater than His power in your life. Remember, God is bigger and greater than any problem you will ever face.
"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1 KJV
Monday, November 7, 2011
In the wee hours, Jesus will answer your call. When everyone else is sleeping, He is awake. He will not be angry you called on Him at such an hour. Jesus is not bothered by your cries, pleas, questions, or concerns. Oh what a friend we have in Jesus.
When you are sound asleep, but suddenly awakened in the wee hours, Jesus might be inviting you to meet with Him. He is inviting you to share precious moments with Him. He has something to say. Will you listen? Maybe Jesus wants to provide daily instructions or an answer to your problem. Could it be that He wants you to intercede for someone? Whatever the reason, accept the invitation to commune with Him. For a number of reasons, you will be grateful that you did.