Came across this while on Facebook this morning. Its from Power of Positivity. Nothing biblical but very true in the world we live today. Please keep in mind that people are only showing the “good” in their lives. You do not see the stress, struggles, and problems they face JUST LIKE YOU! We live in a world of likes, shares and retweets.
In a society where we scroll aimlessly on social media apps and watch vidoes that are funny and pointless at the same time, its nice when something deep and thoughtful comes thru the screen.
I came across this a couple of weeks ago and it still makes me think. “What am i grateful for right this second?” I am greatful for another second of life to try to make a difference in any way to someone, somehow.
Take a few moments to answer that question. It may lead you to viewing your life just a little bit differently.
I remember as a child wanting a Nintendo entertainment system. My mom would say no but that never stopped me from asking. I was not deterred with all the “no’s.”
On my birthday I opened my gift only to see the one thing that I have been asking for the longest time…a Nintendo Entertainment System!
I was persistent and kept asking my mom even when I knew she would say no. But my mom and her love for me chose the perfect time to give the thing I wanted more than anything.
Why is it that when we ask God for something and we do not receive it immediately, we give up asking? If our earthly parents would give to us then surely our Heavenly Father would do a million times more. KEEP ASKING! PJSLB
If you own an iPhone, you need to have Max Lucado’s Daily Devotional podcast as it is the perfect way to start the morning. With the podcast being only 1 min, it is short enough that you can fit it in with the hectic morning schedule and at the same time be filled with wonderful insight and encouragement from a Christian perspective on life.
In today’s devotional, Lucado focuses on “today’s problem not necessarily being tomorrow problem”. He goes on to talk about not setting yourself up for failure. Just because your dad was a drunk does not mean you will be one as well! Lucado reminds us to “…stand against the wiles of the Devil” (Ephesians 6:11). The complete verse reads as such in the bible.
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
Do yourself a favor, head over to the search button in your Podcast app and subscribe to Max Lucado’s Daily Devotional. For Android or people who would like to listen on their computers your can find then here. Itunes and Mac users can find them here.
Have a blessed morning everyone. May God show his favor in all that you do. -PJSLB