Aug 28, 2009

The Art of Gratitude

"That my soul may sing Praise to You and not be silent, O Lord, my God, I will give Thanks to you Forever." Psalms 30:12 (NASB)
Gratitude, is the practice of being thankful. It can be found in every aspect of our lives. We are blessed everyday by a Divine God that gives us everything we need to make it through the balances of life. As we live, appreciating the beauty that constitutes life will cause us to enjoy the journey of it even more. Life is never a destination, it is merely the experiences that we have along the way that cause us to reflect and show gratitude to the Divine who is in control of it all. He has created our life experiences to be a testiment of his glory to others.
Take a moment today to reflect on the beauty of your life, where you are, where you have been and where you are going. The experiences that have made your journey unique, not only the good, but the tough ones are designed so that appreciation can be seen in the beauty of the good times. What are you grateful for? An attitude of gratitude is one that brings light to any situation that it faces. It delights over the silver lining in the rainclouds of life and most importantly appreciates The Divine that created them.
Prayer: Lord, show me the beauty of my life in every aspect, cause me to appreciate the experiences of it for what they were and will be. For with you, I can conquer all things. Bless me with an attitude of gratitude.

Aug 18, 2009

Walk in The Way

"Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning, for in thee do I trust; cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee." Psalms 143:8

Recently I had the experience of being unable to locate my car in a parking lot. I struggled to find my vehicle thinking, "I know that it is here somewhere." The car that transports me and the things of my life from one point to another was not in my sight. I didn't know where to start in the search. Our lives at times can be like the search for a that car. We are desperately searching for the purpose of our lives in everything around us. We are looking all around to find that thing that will take us from one place to another, holding the belief that happiness will be in our findings.
When we begin to walk with the Lord, he directs us to the very place we need to be. Our steps are guided by The Most High and we can find our way to the vehicle of destiny and so much more if we depend on him to lead. Trusting God is a devotion of our will, and just like the songwriter from the book of Psalms, our souls will be lifted as we walk. I admonition you today to Seek, Listen and Walk.

Prayer: Lord, you desire to commune with me because of your lovingkindness. Guide me in the right direction so that I may experience the destiny that you have in store for me. Amen

Aug 16, 2009

The Heart of God

Romans 5:5 "And hope maketh not ashamed because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given to us."
Have you ever wondered what God's heart looks like? What He actually holds in his heart? To look into the Heart of God is to open His word and discover what it is saying to each and every one of us. As we explore his word, we find that his heart is similar to our heart in that he feels love, pain and the life experiences of his children (that is us of course). In God's infinite wisdom and power, he allows his Heart to be revealed to us, what a great expression of Love this is!!
We are given the opportunity to embrace him through his word and through a loving relationship with his son Jesus Christ. As our relationship with Christ grows, it gives way to the Holy Spirit, which is God's loving heart expression to us. We can feel the Holy Spirit, be led by the Holy Spirit and most importantly commune with God through the Holy Spirit. As we do this, we experience the very heart of God.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for an opportunity to know the treasures of your heart. As I walk with you be the center of my heartbeat and allow me to experience the love that only you can give. Amen