Thursday, July 7, 2016

Remember Your Blessings

Good morning blogger excited for another day! 

I pray that you have risen and are shining so bright for all the world to see your amazing glory and awesomeness!

As I was finishing up my morning devotion and getting ready this morning to start my day, I was thinking just how easy it is to get caught up in all that's wrong in our lives, or the craziness that we battle, and how we so often forget to thank God for all that's right and good and a blessing! Yesterday evening, I had the pleasure of meeting up with some wonderful, amazing former colleagues. It was so good to catch up and take a trip down memory lane to reminisce about the good old days. When I left I couldn't help but smile thinking how full my heart was because of those individuals. Truly, each has played a part in shaping who I am today, both personally and professionally. Each one has brought such joy to my life in so many different ways. Through this reflection I was reminded that when we learn to focus on the positive the negative things will eventually seem so small. Positive thoughts lead to positive changes! I challenge you to use that today. If you find yourself in a moment where life is completely crazy (and Lord knows we ALL have craziness we deal with) stop, take a deep breath and just say a quick prayer thanking our Lord that you are alive and breathing and able to deal with this craziness. Then thank Him again for something else that means the world to you. Remember to enjoy life... after all, it has an expiration date; so never forget to inject a little humor in occasionally, it will keep you young!

"Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me." (Psalms 103:2)

You know what to do.... It's AWESOME time!! GO! Let them be envious of your amazing self!! Have a blessed day! Make memories and make today count! 

Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of King and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others’ lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!
 "Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"
"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

Make memories and make today count for today will never come again. GO! Be the awesome person God designed you to be! Have a blessed day! 

"G18 Mommy"

"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)