Offerings Of Praise

So when the thanksgiving celebration is over and the turkey is gone and the meal has been devoured are the hearts still thankful ~ or not? Do we still persevere and run the race in thankfulness or have we somewhere along the way picked up negative vibes of other stuff to slow us down, and push our gratefulness to the back burner? Pushed it to some out-of-sight, remote corner of our world where it’s dark and dismal? A place where anxious worry and fears, oh so real fears, tug at us from all the far corners of the earth and overpower our clear thinking? What is it that won’t let go of the mind so that you can find the peace you desire, and need? Yeah, we all have the moments when we forget to be thankful for the small stuff because anxiety trumps (no pun intended) our thankful spirit! Worry takes over life and we begin living in nooks and crannies of despair simply because it all seems so hopeless. There’s a whole bunch of us living there, in the crowded corners of fear, wondering our next move and what it should be! There’s no empty space! No clear way! No direct path out and so what’s one to do as a prisoner in your own body?
Beautiful you ~ Track back to that corner of gratefulness, wherever you left it and find the blessing in the bleak! Track back to the good and yeah, even the not so good and find the golden threads of promise that have held you together this long. Untie them! Unravel them and take a good, long look at what you hold in your hand. Promises of God? His love, His guidance, His faithfulness, His Blessings? Yeah, so many, some mixed in with hurts and disappointment because life is life but things that God used to make you who you are today. He doesn’t waste pain! He uses every trace of it to strengthen our weakness and pull us out and up from where we are to where we can be. He still cares and that’s reason to offer praise from even a hurting heart! An offering of praise to our creator is the best antidote for anxiety. David lamented while hiding in a cave, fearing for his life, and writes his heart felt prayer in Psalm 142: 5, “I cry to your O Lord; I say ‘You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.” Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me. Set me free from my prison that I may praise Your name.” and then He does just that in Psalm 145:1, “I will exalt You, my God the King;…great is the Lord and most worthy of praise.”
So yeah, today in that anxious corner find the blessing in the bleak and let praise pour out of your grateful heart to the One on the heavenly throne. The Sovereign One in charge and watch the fear dissipate and melt away from your mind! Enter into the land of the living once more and allow God to be your refuge and your portion!
White Feather


Going Deeper Today

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So yeah, going deeper with God, we need a fresh touch today please! Make that one up on yesterday ~ a little richer, maybe just a little brighter ~ make it a full-out grace day! A day where God’s promises dot the journey with sweet flavors of serendipity!! A day where small prayers become reality and carry bright moments of positive miracles along the way. Oh we need it don’t we? We need those concrete stamps of approval for our treacherous days ahead. We so need them ~ Those “ahh” moments when we know it’s God and only His touch because only His divine, all-knowing mastermind and skilled hand could figure it out and create it beautiful the way it all came together for you once or twice or maybe more. Yeah, there will be the downers still, there always are. They just come out of a good moment and hit us when we least expect it!  But today let’s look for the Ah’s and the graces, and the mercies, and the faithfulness, and the “God’s got it” moments, when we don’t have to worry our beautiful souls or concern our tired, weary minds ~ because Yes, God does have it and He has it safe and secure in His keeping. So for now, go deeper with God! Rest in His presence and let His light warm you! Let His grace fill you! Let His protection keep you and let His comfort give you peace.

2 Peter 3:18
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever!”

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He’s Got Your Problem

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

“We certainly are like the modern day “Children Of Israel” aren’t we? As believers we’ve been delivered from bondage and on our way to the land of promise, yet so forgetful of God’s past faithfulness and His miracles. He still parts our Red Seas and takes care of our enemies! He still provides us with precious manna and instructions for gathering it, but we complain and worry and fret and scheme to try to run ahead of Him all the time just to try to make it work for us. We forget His credentials as the powerful and brilliant mastermind, creator of the universe, the world and all that’s in it. Our problems to Him are really very small compared to what He does and what He’s accomplished and going to accomplish. We must take Him out the box that we confine Him too, take our hands off and watch Him do His brilliant work in our lives.

Exodus 14: 29 – 31
But the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. That day the Lord saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore. And when the Israelites saw the mighty hand of the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant.”



Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

There’s something very sweet about God’s grace. It graces you with forgiveness for your past. His mercy is available and ready to meet you where you are and His grace is ready to forget what you’ve done and allow you to move forward. Simply ask Him to forgive you and free you from the sin of the past and the haunting guilt that keeps you from scaling new heights.

God has you covered and He delights in helping you find your way. It doesn’t mean we won’t pay some consequences for our wrong, but He’s faithful to weave golden threads through it all and make it beautiful after all.

That’s what He does! I love how He does it.
Immerse yourself in His grace!
Be graced today!

I John 1:9
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Deuteronomy 30:9-10
“And the LORD thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the LORD will again rejoice over thee for good, as He rejoiced over thy fathers:
If thou shall hear and obey the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this book of the law, [and] if you turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.”

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