Friday, May 13, 2011

Comfort and Joy

Hello All,
The other day, I was looking through old albums trying to find pictures of my Mom and I. Mother's Day was difficult to get through, so I was seeking comfort. I was determined to find these pictures so that I could bring good memories to the surface of my mind. One picture in particular was of my mother and I coloring Easter eggs. I was about three years old, and she had a fiery red afro! So beautiful she was! Her glowy skin and thick eyebrows, and I was content as she held me in her arms. It is apparent from my smile in the picture, that there was no place I would rather be then by my mother's side. Just her presence made the sun shine brighter, and my life so much better.

That is how God is with us. Just to be in His presence brings us unimaginable comfort and joy. His love surpasses anything we could ask or think. We all have those days or periods in our lives that are difficult to get through, but we can meditate on where God has brought us from. His desire is to make our lives easy.

Rest in God's love!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dear God

Dear God,
Please remind me that my days are numbered, and life is too precious to watch it go by. Thank you for blessing me despite my disobedience. Thank you for giving me shelter, food, clothing, and employment to be able to support those things. Although I complain, you still sustain me and allow me to do things I want to do. I appreciate the opportunity to share my gifts and talents with others, and the seeds that you have placed within my spirit to flourish and give you glory. Thank you for another day to get things right, and make a difference in the world. Lord, please forgive me for all my discretions and place joy in my heart. Help me to forgive others and love others. Remove bitterness and doubt, and replace it with love and confidence.

I strive to have a close relationship with you Lord, and I know that I can do nothing without you. My life is present because of your grace and mercy. Your lovingkindness is more than I deserve. I give you all the praise.