What motivates you to do what you do? The world says the reason we work is only to acquire things. Is that all there is? In the first chapter of Ecclesiastes, we will discover that such thinking is meaningless.
My life, I give to the Lord, All that I am, I offer up to God. Consecrate me, my King, to be your treasure, To be your prized possession, set me apart from all. May every moment, in my life, give you glory, May the Almighty be honored by all that I do. Let my … Continue reading My Life is for the Lord God
In the season of great joy,
In those moments when all is well.
I will give thanks to the Lord,
Unto the Almighty, I offer thanksgiving.
During those seasons when things are bleak,
Even in those times of great distress.
I will still worship my King of Kings,
Unto the Lord of Lords, I will give praise .
For He is in every situation of my life,
Nothing in my life is hidden from my God.
Everything is according to His plan for me,
Both good and bad are His way to mold me.
Therefore I will sing to God in calm,
I will bless the Lord in the storm.
For each is for my good,
Every season is designed for my welfare.
In my prayers to God, I will never cease, Nothing will stop me from crying out to my Lord. For the more I call, the more I trust in Him, My dependence upon the Almighty deepens as I petition Him. My prayers to the King of Kings will persist forever, Even hardships won't hinder my … Continue reading Never Stop Praying
There are moments when I am filled with despair, At times I am overwhelmed with feelings of sorrow. My sorrow originates from my soul's fear, Anxiety is where all my despair derives. I claim that all is well on the surface, Yet my soul screams for deliverance from its pain. Yet I have found the … Continue reading God Hears Us All
Contentment is the key to a joyful and full life. This is achieved when we realize the things that we have are all from God. Since what we have is from Him and everything that He gives is good, then there is no need for us to pursue any other things.
We live in a world that does not the difference between a want and a need. It claims things that are really wants as needs; and when we do not get what we want, thinking that we need it, we become upset and envious when we see others have what we want.
Each day, we must make the choice. Do we listen to the voice of God and be satisfied with His provision; or do we pursue the wants that the world says that we need? Let us daily ponder the costs if we choose the later rather than the former, for I believe the cost to following the world is far too steep. Therefore, I will choose to be thankful to my God.
“How my eyes see, perspective, is my key to enter into His gates. I can only do so with thanksgiving. If my inner eye has God seeping up through all things, then can’t I give thanks for anything? And if I can give thanks for the good things, the hard things, the absolute everything, I can enter the gates to glory. Living in His presence is fullness of joy- and seeing shows the way in” (Ann Voskamp).
It’s all about perspective.
It’s all about giving thanks and being grateful.
It’s all about living in the present, thankful for what you have instead of envious and bitter over what you don’t.
God is always present to those who know where (and how ) to look. Those with open hands of both receiving and releasing of surrender, not with clenched fists that grasp and clutch.
Gratitude is a choice that…
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It is sad to consider how people have taken all the good things that the Lord has done for them for granted. We take them for granted because they happen everyday and as a result we fail to realize they are a miracle from God. When people think of miracles, they often think of something impossible God accomplishes in someone’s life (stories in the Bible for example); such instances are worthy of giving praise to the Lord.
However, the Almighty is not into the grandiose miracles that people often see in the Bible. We must understand that the Bible does not record every miracle that God had done throughout history. If it did, then the Word of God would be too big for us to handle.
That is because God is into the tiny and common miracles that we take for granted everyday. Giving us air to breathe, food to eat, and clothing to wear are just examples of God’s many miracles that He showers upon His people. Even though they are small, they are still miracles from God nevertheless.
Therefore let us pause and consider all the things that God has given to us daily. After considering the multitude of God’s blessings upon us, let us give thanks to the Lord. For every aspect of our lives is a miracle from the Almighty.
Everyday is a miracle from the Lord, if we only open our eyes to it. Check out these selections above and learn about the Miracles from God.
I may claim to know what is good for me, What is healthy for me I might say I know. But I only fool myself when I make such a statement, When I say such things I show how foolish I am. For I really have no idea what is truly right for me, What … Continue reading Goodness Found In God
How does one who is weak become strong, What is the source of strength for the weak? All power comes from the Lord God, The Almighty is the origin of all strength. How can one who is poor become rich, Where does the spiritually empty become full? All wealth comes from the King of Kings, … Continue reading Everything Good is of God
A prayer without praise is one that is hollow for it does not recognize the power of God’s grace. Without thanksgiving, prayer seems impersonal for it focuses on the general things of God and not make Him appear impersonal. Prayers that make no petition demonstrate a lack of faith on the one who gives the prayer; for they do not believer that God would answer their requests.
Giving praise to the Lord in our prayers causes us to stop and realize who is the source of all things, for without Him, nothing was made. When we add thanksgiving with praise, we understand that the Lord is not just all powerful, but He is also personal; He knows everything about you and me. When we make requests of God, we show our trust in the Lord’s provision; it is a demonstration of our faith in Him.
When we pray, it is easy for one to not be sincere. This is so either because we are in a hurry or we do not have great respect for the Almighty. If spending time with the Lord is important to us, let us make the time to praise Him, give thanks, and make petition.
Praise will always be part of our prayers—as we express our love, honor, and reverence for God. Praise begins from the Holy Spirit. He causes us to praise Him. This is true for us now and it will be true for eternity. Now of course our praise is limited because we don’t always allow God to fill us and control us. But in heaven we will always be full of His Spirit, and therefore full of praise to God.
When the Spirit moves us to praise Him, I believe He most often works in conjunction with the Word. That is, He will move us to meditate on His Word; and then, as we see wonderful things in His Word He will cause us to praise Him. This phenomenon occurs of course in a limited way now, but in heaven the Word will be unrestricted and…
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