Monday, November 12, 2018
Happy Monday, my dear friends and welcome to my Blog!
First, I love you. I may not know you personally, but I love you just the same, as I believe we are all God’s children – Brothers and sisters in Christ our Lord. Thank you for taking your time to visit with me here each week! Only God knows what you truly mean to me. YOU are my blessing!
I have a thing about praising folks…for me, it’s an act of kindness. We never know the extent of others’ woes, challenges, loss, and the like, do we? Actually, very seldom do I ever tell the full extent of my own personal trials; however, I assure you I spend a good bit of time on my knees praying for God’s Will in my own Life...”and while I’m down here Lord, please cause me to listen with both ears and please make sure I fully understand your answer!” Then when I get up off my knees, I praise Him to high heaven!! He is my Savior!!
There are times, however, that I catch myself going a little too far…like my will is more important than His. That never ever works out very well, trust me. I’ve found that sometimes, not always, there are times that I act as though I know what’s best for me…fortunately though, He steps in and gives me just enough rope to trip myself up, reminding me that I had PRAISED Him for showing me the right way to deal with that situation, yet I try to manipulate His perfect will for me. I’m ashamed. I ask for His forgiveness. He forgives me.
What we all have going for us though, is that our heavenly Father knows how fallible each of us is. He knows we will indeed take the wrong path sometimes and need a do-over; however, because of His almighty wisdom and love for us, He doesn’t kick us out or tell us to get lost… we’re already lost. Instead, He waits for us to realize our bad behavior/sins and allows us once again, to PRAISE Him and continue to ask Him to stay with us and never leave us.
Now before you go start thinking that I think I’m so special and “all that”, hold on a minute – Eureka!! I have simply learned what being a Child of God truly means. As a result of this peaceful knowledge, I know that I am weak and He is strong; I know very little, He knows all; I am nothing without Him and everything with Him, He loves me inspite of all my faults; He forgives me; He will never forsake me; He wants me to live my life with Him and for Him – In fact, He died for me!! I must be special…but then, I know He died for YOU, too, and we are all special in His Holy eyes. Amen!
WHEN YOU ENTER HIS PRESENCE WITH PRAISE, HE ENTERS YOUR CIRCUMSATANCE WITH POWER!!
My prayer for all of us this week, is simple: I pray for all our souls, that we will give Him the daily incredible PRAISE He so deserves, by living our lives for Him…By living our lives for Him, remembering that we are to take one day at a time.
“Therefore, stop worrying about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” – Matthew 6:34
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!” – Psalm 150:6
GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! Always!!!
I love you,
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