The Old Testament psalms are full of exhortations that we should praise and give thanks to our God CONTINUOUSLY. (sound impossible in the middle of a crisis time? When you are faced with calamity, death, illness, personal suffering?)
Hebrews 13:15 Therefore by Him let us continuously offer the sacrifice of praise of the fruit of our lips giving thanks in His Name.
Two simple statements I am suggesting to you today will be of help. I KNOW because I testify they helped and blessed me in this past week. ‘Thanks be to our Saviour Lord.”
- I AM REDEEMED BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB. I AM REDEEMED and I KNOW I AM.
- THIS EARTH IS NOT MY FINAL HOME.
No 1 was silently and deeply in my spirit and heart as I faced a medical test. It is a song and rose like a ‘bubble’ and He was definitely the focus and Presence I found.
Number 2…….A young technician asked me why I ‘smiled’ and gently I told her THIS EARTH IS NOT MY FINAL HOME.
These simple yet profound stored statements in my heart and spirit helped me. I pray that I will and you too will learn that it is indeed continuously possible to carry with us Praise and Thanksgiving in our lives and hearts.
At the CROSS the Work was FINISHED. Jesus is LORD! Let’s proclaim it everywhere.
Blessings and Peace and abundance of Joy to you!
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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