The breath of God

We are not human beings trying to be spiritual. We are spiritual beings trying to be human. ———————–Jacquelyn Small

We are spiritual beings. We were created by God and his breath brought us to life. Never forget that.

The breath of God

Holy God, we thank you for our creation. Help us to recognize that breath inside us. AMEN

Don’t live in vain

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;

If I can ease one life the aching,

Or cool one pain,

Or help one fainting robin

Unto his nest again,

I shall not live in vain.——————Emily Dickinson

This is exactly what we are called to do each and every day! We are God’s hands and his voice. Live it out!

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Expectant God, you keep waiting for us to understand how to live life. Help us to do it. AMEN

Do we recognize happiness

Perhaps if one really knew when one was happy one would know the things that were necessary for one’s life. ——————-Joanna Field

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I am not sure we know what true happiness is. We keep looking for something perfect when it is the day to day pleasures that bring happiness. God does not expect us to live a life of sadness and sorrow.  He wants us to be happy.  See the small things in each day.

Generous God, you give us small pleasures each day. You show us moments of happiness. Help us to see them. AMEN

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God’s Love

Today I decided to post my favorite scripture.

Romans 8:37-39 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

God's Love Means He's Always With Us link

This is what I believe. I hope you do too.

Thank you God for your love. AMEN

Learn and Grow

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We must continue to learn and grow each day. We ourselves change each day so if we read a Bible passage tomorrow it may have an insight it didn’t have yesterday. We can never stop growing. God expects us to use the mind he gave us.

 

Gentle God, you have given us ways to learn and grow. Remind us to use them. AMEN

Tell the story

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it. ———–Winston Churchill

ShareYourStory

Those of us who follow Christ has knowledge that we need to share. Tell others what he has meant to you… how he has supported you, guided you, and dried your tears. Tell them your personal story. Share

Christ our savior, remind us to share our story with others. Stories change lives. AMEN

Worship — God-Shaped Heart

This is a wonderful article. Please read.

“Many Spirit-filled authors have exhausted the thesaurus in order to describe God with the glory He deserves. His perfect holiness, by definition, assures us that our words can’t contain Him. Isn’t it a comfort to worship a God we cannot exaggerate?” ― Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God It is in the absolute acceptance […]

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Pray Anyway — A Couple of Stars and a Happy Face

Though you can’t see an end to your struggle, Though your heart stings from familiar hurt, Though your hope has been crushed and your trust has been broken, Pray anyway. Though you fear nothing will ever change, Though you worry your cries won’t be heard, Though your faith has vanished and you’ve nothing […]

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Gossip

No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues. ——-Bertrand Russell

I am sure that gossip is evil. I am also sure that gossip is irresistible. When we hear something juicy about someone we just can’t wait to pass it on. Does it make us feel better? Do we seem less vulnerable ourselves? Somehow we do think that putting someone else down makes us better than…..but we are not.

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We are called to love one another, have compassion and be kind. We are not called to gossip.

 

Loving God, forgive our sharing of gossip and remind us that we too are not perfect. AMEN