There will be a new day

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Sometimes things do go well. Bad things happen. We can’t see our way through. There seems to be no hope. But God is with us and will bring us to a new day. He will help us find a path, another solution. Trust God. His love for us never fails.

Loving God, remind us that you are with us every moment and a new day will come. AMEN

We come from God

Life–to think, to experience, to feel –how did it happen?

Where did it come from?

Where does it take us?

Forward to some unknown?

or back where we began

and where was that? ——————————–Suzanne Boyd

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As a Christian I believe that I came from God. That God dwells within in me and is part of my life. In the big scheme of things does it matter where I am going as long as it is to God. If I keep my eye on Him nothing else is important. I came from Him, I go back to Him. That is all.

Omnipotent God, you created us all. Help us to seek you in all that we do and return to you at our end. AMEN

Tell God

Trouble is a part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough. ——-Dinah Shore

God knows

I have always felt that sharing problems cuts them in half. I know that not everyone feels this way. However, we need to share our woes with the person who loves us the most, God almighty.

We don’t stop enough and spend time with God. We don’t pour out our hearts and seek the soothing peace of God. Tell God your problems and leave them at his feet.

Loving God, you are waiting for us to reach out to you. You are willing to shoulder our worries. Help us to seek you. AMEN

Fear not

Fear is not an unknown emotion to us. —–Neil Armstrong

All of us have known fear and we will know it again until life ends. It is what we do with the fear that matters. We may not be able to think it away or push it down into some dark place. The trick is to keep on in spite of it and hold on to God for support. I love the part of the 23rd psalm that says “thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Comfort is available to us. We just have to ask.

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Ever present God, you are there waiting on us to call. Comfort us in our times of fear. AMEN

The arangels

angelsThe arangels have been at work.—————-Happy Ingeman

I have always loved this expression used by a friend. She saw the angels at work in life and always acknowledged them. She helped the rest of us see God at work in our daily lives. Because of her I often see the arangels working. Look for God’s miracles every day.

Amazing God, thank you for the miracles you do every day. Help us to see your work and praise your name. AMEN

Pottery is fired to make it beautiful

We are always on the anvil: by trials God is shaping us for higher things. —-Henry Ward Beecher

God is busy shaping us into the best that we can be. Sometimes we forget that growing can bring pain. Pottery is fired in a kiln to make the beautiful vase that we see. Life may not be easy but God has promised to be with us.

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Loving God, help us though the tough thing in life and remind us that we can use them to your service. AMEN

No worries!

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Worry does us no good at all and yet most of us do worry. Jesus tells us not to worry.

Matthew 6:27-29

27 And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?[a] 28 And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.

We need to do as Martin Luther says: “Pray and let God worry.”

Gracious Lord, remind us to turn out worries over to you and then let them go. AMEN

Is science your idol?

Technology is not in itself opposed to spirituality and to religion. But it presents a great temptation. ———–Thomas Merton

We are still in the age of science. Those who revere science and technology have made of it an idol. It has taken the place of God. Just because science can’t prove that God exists doesn’t mean that God is gone. They can’t prove that He doesn’t exist either. I prefer to stay with my own belief.

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Infinite God, I believe in you. Help us to see beyond what science can prove. AMEN 

Let go!

Luke 12:27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.

It is so easy to take worries on ourselves. We forget to turn it over to God and let it go. Or we may turn it over and keep picking it back up. Maybe, we think, we can handle it ourselves. Maybe we know better.

The truth is we are sometimes arrogant enough to want to hold on to the worry and not let it loose. God will take over if we let him.

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Gracious God, you must wonder why we insist in holding on to things that you can take and carry for us. Help us to turn lose and let God.

Light and Love

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”          …………………Martin Luther King, Jr.

When we are in the dark….with no light at all we feel disoriented. We need light coming from somewhere to give us balance and perception. We need the light. We need it to survive. Without light plants will not grow. The earth would be barren.

Just as much as we need light we need love. We need someone to hold up the mirror of love and show us our goodness. Without that we are barren.

God is willing to hold that mirror for us and let his light shine through us. Love and light give us life.

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Amazing God, your grace has given us what we need to live as you call us to. Help us to remember that. AMEN