One of the things I have learned in my adult years is that you can not go through life on your own. Sure, you maybe squeak by and get to the next day (and the next) but that is not what God had in mind. We were built to have relationships. We were built to share ideas, to share our highs and be there for one another during our lows.
Matthew 18:20 New International Version (NIV)– For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
Life is tough and being alone makes it that much harder. I ask that you be there for someone today and if the moment calls for it; allow someone to be there for you in your time of need. God Bless Us All. PJSLB
I have but i want More. I have but I worry. I have but I am scared. I have seen your glory I doubt. I have been saved but I question. I know what i will look like when i put the effort, yet i don’t put out the effort. I am human, just the way you made me. Today, I commit to being the best of me. I commit to using my given gifts and talents to further your kingdom. The first step is always hard, but that just get me closer to the destination and that destination is you. PJSLB
Do you have a favorite bible verse? Philippians 4:6 is probably the first Bible verse I ever memorized. I was about 12 years old, and visiting the Philippines when my older cousin introduced me to the gospel. At that time this verse was used to remind me not to worry about school, friends, and every day problems of being a teenager. Today this verse helps me with work, family, and the every day struggle of living in this world. My problems and worries have changed as I get older but my reliance on the word of God and his promises have not changed.
Do you have a favorite verse that you go to in your time of need? PJSLB
As we approach thanksgiving, writing like this from Joel Osteen remind me what’s really important. Too often, i am worried about my situation and I don’t thank God for what I am already blessed with. As we approach thanksgiving, I thank you lord for everything especially for my forger through the cross. Happy thanksgiving… PJSLB
Today, take time to reflect on and give thanks to God for all of His blessings in your life. Whether you are eating turkey, playing games with your family, watching football or visiting a friend, remember to take time to focus on God’s goodness. Count your blessings and notice all the grace, favor and love that God has given you. Psalm 95:2 says to “come before His presence with thanksgiving…shout joyfully to Him with psalms.”
No matter the circumstances in your life, give thanks and praise to God for all that He has done. Remember how good He is and that His love will endure forever. The Bible says that you show your love for God through your actions toward other people. Reach out to those around you this holiday season and share His love and forgiveness with them. You are blessed to be a blessing to others!
A Prayer for Today
“God, no matter what the circumstances, I always give thanks to You for the blessings in my life. Help me find the time to serve others during this busy season and, in doing so, draw closer to You in Jesus’ name. Amen.”