Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Sometimes we get so busy with the hustle and bustle of life, we forget how much we are truly blessed. That's right we are blessed to live in a great country, some people are not so fortunate. I am starting on a new journey, I am looking forward to each new day that I have been given. A grateful heart and a thankful spirit that I have the tools before me to have a good life, I just have to put it in motion. Have you ever stopped to think how there is only one you? Think about it, no one else has your fingerprints, hair, or personalities. God has given each of us something that no other person on this earth has. Yet His word say's we are the apple of His eye. Sometimes I wonder why I am here, I am by far rich or famous and yet this big God loves me. Even when I have been mad at Him for the things I cannot control, I know He is patiently waiting for me to return back to Him. When I feel a gentle breeze, see the clouds floating by, or see a shooting star He is there. Somewhere up there, watching over me, He is every breathe that I take. I must learn to let go!
Monday, August 4, 2014
We awoke to another glorious day, thank God. I also had a urge to read one of my all time favorite Bible stories, it seemed God placed it upon my heart. Young David went to his father Jesse asking him if he could go after this over nine foot tall Philistine giant. This giant was really a big bully, going out and shouting to his army and just causing a big ruckus everyday for forty days. So Jesse finally agreed to let his son go and fight this giant. Remember, David at the time was only a teenager. David didn't wear any armor at all, he went armed only with his tunic, shepherds staff, sling, and a bag filled with stone. He goes and challenges Goliath, Goliath was cursing and acting bad as usual. David said to the Philistine, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied ... today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air ... and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel ... it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give all of you into our hands." David was so courageous, but I think his faith in His God was so big, that it took away any fear he may have had. So many times we look at our circumstances, our giants, we don't involve God at all. In fact God probably just wishes we would ask for His help. We are worrying, whining, and crying, we forget from where our help comes from. We get knocked down, punish ourselves with pity, then it is like wait. I have a Heavenly Father that loves me so much, He wants me to be victorious and overcome this bully of a giant. My friends the battle is not ours, it is God's and He will help you win when you stop and re-focus on Him. Just be yourself and use the familiar gifts and talents God has given you. He will work miracles through you.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Life is only magical if you if start from that little bit of faith that is in your heart. You see I am not rich, but I am rich in my heart. I can see from my mind's eye a beautiful garden with roses of every color. There is mountains, trees, and birds of every shape and size, they are so happy and sing praises with every breathe they take. There is a lake as clear as glass, with trout that are big and colorful, they jump for joy with everything they have. Do they worry? Not at all, they have plenty. Look inside your heart, let me inspire you today to find that magical place.
Friday, August 1, 2014
Every person has a story to tell, some can tell theirs better than others. I watched a wonderful movie that inspired me to delve into mine. When I was a child growing up, if I didn't understand it, it was magic. The innocence of having a child like faith, and believing so hard that you would get what you wanted for Christmas. Whatever happened to those carefree days of not having a care in the world? Those hopes and dreams that you thought one day would come true, and seemingly lost the older you became. What if you could regain that inspiration again? You see it does have a dwelling place inside your heart, where there it lingers hoping one day you will return. Believe! Only if you will believe it can happen again.