My prayer these past couple of days has come from Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.
St. John 4:24, “God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.” To worship in truth is to worship as the word of God directs. Continue reading
When was the last time you told someone what God has done for you? If we are truly grateful, then we will want to tell of all His wonders.
Imagine yourself in Paul and Silas’ place. First, they were stripped and flogged. After that they were thrown in prison with their hands and feet fastened in stocks. At this point, most people would be crying, “Why, God? I didn’t do anything wrong! Don’t you love me?” but not Paul and Silas. Even after everything they’d been through, we read “Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them”. (See Acts 16)
In spite of their treatment and surroundings, they had an attitude of praise, thanksgiving, and worship. That attitude had a powerful effect on those around them and it moved the hand of God.
With an attitude of gratitude, we focus on our blessings instead of the things we lack.
I am eternally grateful for all the wonderful things God has given me and shown me – life, friends, family, insight into my life, and the ability to love and be loved. The list is endless! He is truly the greatest and He is truly the way to all that is good!