A Kind Thing

Running on empty today in this mad, hurried world of Christmas? Just breathe and slow the pace! Remember the true giving comes in the kindness of giving, not the gift! Giving kindness blesses and brings back! Proverbs 11:25, reminds us, “The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.” So in this mad, crazy world of preparation, with so much to do and so little time to do it, be kind and be refreshed yourself. It doesn’t take much, maybe just a word of nice instead of negative. Maybe just a cup of sweetness instead of bitter! Yeah, it doesn’t take much…just be blessed today and bless someone that needs kindness. 

Proverbs 16:24
Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

#Advent #Choosekindness


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Sweet Soul Refreshment

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So when it’s all said and done, sometimes you just can’t undo it and sometimes you don’t have to! It’s really ok because sometimes it just needs to be said and done. So, for today just relax, and sit back to rest in the thought that God’s angels are all about you and all around you and on your every side of life to just be there when the going gets tough and where the rubber meets the road. Yes, you are covered and not one weapon formed against you will succeed. Isaiah 54: 17 reminds us of that in one of my favorite verses ~ that, “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

So, beautiful soul ~ you have a rich heritage in God’s protection. You are clothed in His righteousness and His strength and He will stand with you and for you against any one who rises up against you.  See how strong you are in Christ! Just breathe in deeply and inhale the sweet, grace of God’s love and exhale praise to the God who carries your cares in His sovereign hand of divine protection from the elements of your journey.

Come apart sweet and beautiful soul to a place of quiet solace and refuge, where our sovereign, gracious God serves the refreshment of Living Water to the weary and oppressed. Drink deeply of it and be refreshed in your spirit, and find healing for your soul.

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Psalm 34: 7, 8
“The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them. O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!…”

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Restoring Brokenness

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Joel 2: 21, 22

“Don’t be afraid my people. Be glad now and rejoice for the Lord has done great things. Don’t be afraid you animals of the field for the pastures will soon be green. The trees will again be filled with fruit. Fig trees and grapevines will be loaded down once more. Rejoice you people of Jerusalem! Rejoice in the Lord your God! For the rain He sends demonstrates His faithfulness.”

Joel prophesied in a time of significant drought and locust infestation in the land of Judah. The book of Joel describes God’s judgment in the land and the terrible desolation by the locusts and lack of rain, emblematic of the inner sickness eating away at the hearts of the people. It is a serious call for the people to repent seeking God’s mercy. Joel 2: 18 -20 is God’s promise to them for restoration and refreshment if they would only seek Him with their whole heart and turn to Him for guidance.

When disaster strikes, we can respond in one of two ways. We can turn to God and enter into a new relationship with Him as our leader or we turn away from Him blaming Him or others for our plight. Some might even deny God’ s existence. The people of ancient Israel experienced disaster and were faced with this same decision. Would they turn away from God in their time of disaster or turn to Him to seek His blessing?

What about you? Have overwhelming cares invaded your life and taken over? What has robbed you of joy? What have you lost? What gnaws away at your inner being, your soul? Do you sit in devastation surrounded by a parched land of hopelessness? God is the source of all life-giving rain! The One who promises to send the rains of righteousness to refresh thirsty souls.

To the people who faced disaster Joel brought forth the message that their God was fully in control of the future. Even though Judah’s future seemed in grave doubt and with signs of plague and drought threatening it’s very existence, Joel concluded His message with the divine assurance that Judah and Jerusalem would endure through all generations.

Though we will suffer loss in this life and face many difficulties, God can and does restore the years the locusts have stolen. God is the giver of restoration and fulfillment in life through our sincere seeking of Him and true repentance! His promise to us is a complete package of forgiveness and restoration, through His salvation plan. Our role? To come to Him without compromise, seeking His face for divine direction and then to celebrate life watching God, the creator of life weave golden threads through shambles, bless, repair and restore to make beauty out of ashes and grace moments out of torment.

Blessings for this day