When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.
The experience has remained etched in my memory. I’m really excited this month like never before, I have never looked forward to my birthday like this month and I can’t tell why, I’m just so excited. It’s two days to my birthday. I have been thinking about it and amidst my thoughts, my main highlight is gratitude. I’m grateful for life , friends, every experience I have had this far.
I truly pray that you will join me this month to embrace the theme of gratitude in everything.
I have been having quiet times recently. Time to reflect on the people that helped out on the road I call life. We all have been through some very tough situations. Unless you’re extremely lucky. We should all know those times when you needed help. Whether, it was early on in life, later or somewhere in the middle. There were times when I didn’t see myself achieving my dreams. I had no idea what I was going to do with my life. Goals seemed like unrealistic dreams. I was very fortunate to have met some amazing people that helped me when I was down. I value them dearly, even if we don’t talk often. They will always hold a warm place in my memories. Those people saw me for me. A human who wanted to do something positive in life. They gave me a helping hand when I was hopeless, some literally wiped my tears when grief knocked on my door. Some became my mentors, teaching me skills that I would use for a lifetime, I can’t forget how mentorship has shaped me. In a confused world, God has his plans for each one of us, He has his people and He moves in mysterious ways and it’s marvelous when God brings people into our lives to be a means through He, the man of Calvary reveals his grace to us. It is beautiful! Kindness still exists. The act of giving hope to humanity is still there.
The good book says;
Thessalonians 5:18 be thankful in all circumstances. This is what God wants from you in your life in union with Christ Jesus.
It is God’s will to us to express gratitude in our lives.
Appreciate the friends, family, situations because in every circumstance is a hidden lesson that could be a blessing in disguise. God speaks to us through his providential workings and through the influence of His spirit upon our hearts. In our circumstances and sorroundings ,in the changes daily taking place around us, we may find precious lessons if our hearts are but open to discern them.
His grace covers us😊😊😊, so dwell in his promises and be thankful in every situation and you’ll experience his marvelous works.
For this reason I tell you: when you pray and ask for something , believe that you have received it , and you will be given whatever you ask for.
There’s a song that says life is easy when you’re up on the mountain, that talk comes so easy when life is at its best but things change when you are down in the valley. God on the mountain is still God in the valley.
I believe that tears are a language that God understands. If you ever feel overwhelmed, cry yes cry to God He understands and it matters to Him. If you have friends, family always remember to pray for them, sometimes we can be overwhelmed to the point we can’t be on our knees. Pray with someone today, mention their names, it doesn’t matter whether they know you are praying with them or not , just pray with that one friend. God has put people in our family and friendship circles and it’s wonderful, makes life grand right? Be that kind friend, that kind neighbor, that kind sister, that kind brother, pray with someone. You’ll be surprised. There are blessings when we pray with others.
There’s this song I love titled; Bow the knee
There are moments on a journey following the Lordwhere God illumines every step we take There are times when circumstances make perfect sense to us , As we try to understand each move He makes When the path grows dim And our questions have no answers, turn to Him
Bow the knee; trust the heart of your father when the answer goes beyond what you can see Bow the knee; lift your eyes toward heaven and believe the one who holds eternity And when you don’t understand the purpose of His plan in the presence of the King Bow the knee
There are days when clouds surround us And the rain begins to fall, The cold and lonely winds won’t cease to blow And there seems to be no reason for the suffering we feel We are tempted to believe God does not know When storms arise , Don’t forget we live by faith and not by sight.
If you care for your mind , if you nurture it and cultivate it just like a fertile rich garden, it will blossom far beyond your expectations. But if you let the weeds take root, lasting peace of mind and deep inner harmony will always elude you. We are all here for some special reason, stop being a prisoner of your past.
Finally brothers and sisters, fill your minds with those things that are good and that deserve praise: things that are true , noble , right, pure, lovely and honourable.
How can you care for others if you cannot even care for yourself? How can you do good if you don’t even feel good? I can’t love you if I cannot love myself.
And how can any more go in until you first empty your cup?
Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life , it will improve the lives of all those around you.
It’s only when you have mastered the art of loving yourself that you can truly love others. It’s only when you have opened your own heart that you can touch the heart of others.