I’m bursting with gratitude! Yes, of course, my life is challenging (even terrifying) sometimes, but I am rich where it really matters!
And so are you. (smile)
We are loved by PEOPLE…
Family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, twitterers, facebookers, mentors, peers, apprentices, the church, churches, etc.
We are loved by GOD…
Mercy, forgiveness, grace, salvation, everlasting life, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, peace, joy, hope, faith, miracles, real life, etc.
We have a PROGRESS…
Struggles, breakthroughs, achievements, milestones, victories, memories, etc.
We have a FUTURE…
Purpose, calling, vision, destiny, resources, alliances, partnerships, a race to run, limitlessness, anticipation, legacy, etc.
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-15 NIV)
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be THANKFUL. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with GRATITUDE in your hearts. (Colossians 3:15-16 NIV)
Thank God for the past and all the experience it gave you (even through the disappointments and failures).
Just pause for a few minutes this morning and say, “Thanks.”
Smile for the goodness.
Then, with God’s amazing grace, please about whatever pains are behind you, and press toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called you heavenward in Christ Jesus!
May this be a day of healings, and miracles, and new beginnings for you.
With much love…
Note: Todays image from Kerrys Kronicles.