spiritualinspiration:

How do you clothe yourself with Jesus Christ? In the same way you cover yourself in the natural with clothing — by putting something on. You have to daily “put on” the Word of God. You have to cover your ears by listening to the Word. You cover your eyes by watching only what is pleasing to the Lord. You cover your mouth by speaking the Word and encouraging those around you. As you cover yourself with Christ, you will be strong against temptation, and you will walk in the victory the Lord has planned for you!

spiritualinspiration:

How do you clothe yourself with Jesus Christ? In the same way you cover yourself in the natural with clothing — by putting something on. You have to daily “put on” the Word of God. You have to cover your ears by listening to the Word. You cover your eyes by watching only what is pleasing to the Lord. You cover your mouth by speaking the Word and encouraging those around you. As you cover yourself with Christ, you will be strong against temptation, and you will walk in the victory the Lord has planned for you!

(Source: a-verse-a-day, via spiritualinspiration)

Everyday Counts (Thankfulness)

Lately, I have felt so strongly about the fragility of life and the importance of “today.”  Today (the right now) is all we are promised.  Yesterday is gone.  Yes, yesterday holds many beautiful and fond memories.  Those memories are meant to be cherished in our hearts forever.  However, we must let go of all of our hurts, disappointments and failures.  The only thing we must take from them are lessons learned.  How wonderful it would be, if each day that we live, we focused on our blessings.  Blessings come in so many forms.  It could be the smile on a child’s face, perfect weather, sharing laughter, etc….  I could go on and on, but I would be writing for a very long time!  God created us as unique individuals and all that beautiful and good comes from Him.  I truly believe that when we cultivate a thankful heart for each day that we live, our blessings become very clear.  There’s just something about being thankful.  It creates peace, joy and contentment.  So, everyday let’s purpose in our hearts to be thankful for all that God has done and is doing in our life.  Not only will we live more meaningful lives, I believe kindness and compassion for others (including our enemies) will naturally follow.  Remember, sweet friends, the beauty of a new day because everyday counts!

Everyday Counts (Thankfulness)

Lately, I have felt so strongly about the fragility of life and the importance of “today.”  Today (the right now) is all we are promised.  Yesterday is gone.  Yes, yesterday holds many beautiful and fond memories.  Those memories are meant to be cherished in our hearts forever.  However, we must let go of all of our hurts, disappointments and failures.  The only thing we must take from them are lessons learned.  How wonderful it would be, if each day that we live, we focused on our blessings.  Blessings come in so many forms.  It could be the smile on a child’s face, perfect weather, sharing laughter, etc….  I could go on and on, but I would be writing for a very long time!  God created us as unique individuals and all that beautiful and good comes from Him.  I truly believe that when we cultivate a thankful heart for each day that we live, our blessings become very clear.  There’s just something about being thankful.  It creates peace, joy and contentment.  So, everyday let’s purpose in our hearts to be thankful for all that God has done and is doing in our life.  Not only will we live more meaningful lives, I believe kindness and compassion for others (including our enemies) will naturally follow.  Remember, sweet friends, the beauty of a new day because everyday counts!

"As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world."~Terri Guillemets

"As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world."~Terri Guillemets

"Just as a spinning ballerina must keep returning her eyes to a given point to maintain her balance, so you must keep returning your focus on God.  Circumstances are a flux, and the whole world may seem to be whirling around you. The only way to keep your balance is to keep your eyes on God, the one who never changes." ~Sarah Young (paraphrase)

"Just as a spinning ballerina must keep returning her eyes to a given point to maintain her balance, so you must keep returning your focus on God.  Circumstances are a flux, and the whole world may seem to be whirling around you. The only way to keep your balance is to keep your eyes on God, the one who never changes." ~Sarah Young (paraphrase)

"Rest in the stillness of My Presence….Let the radiance of My Glory shine upon you as you wait on Me in confident trust. Be still and know that I am God. There is both a passive and an active side to trusting Me. As you rest in My Presence, focusing on Me, I quietly build bonds of trust between us. When you respond to the circumstances of your life with affirmation of trust, you actively participate in this process."~Sarah Young

I make my own Sunshine!!