Hello everyone…and a big welcome today, to “A New Day of New Hope Blog!” It’s so good to be back after a weekend off…and my prayer for all of us; is that we will allow God to lead the way; into this brand new week…and that we will truly feel His presence walking close beside us!
I don’t know about your weekend…but mine was great! I was actually able to do a few things that I don’t always get to do and enjoy…like watching some DVD’s, while stretching out on my daybed in the office…and getting over 3 hours of rest…thank you Jesus, for your many blessings on this weekend!
To some…watching movies and getting some rest wouldn’t seem like something big or out of the ordinary, to praise God for; but since I have been serving God, I have come to appreciate a lot of the things that I used to take for granted. I guess that sometimes we need to experience a different life…one that is a little harder than what it used to be…to appreciate the little things in life.
It seems lately; that I am thanking God more and more for even a soft pillow, to lay my head on…or a bed; that helps to keep my legs comfortable…and especially His strength; that keeps me lifted above moments that could definitely take me down into a pit of destruction.
One thing that I would like to encourage us all with, as we begin a new week; is to look for the little things in life; that seem to get forgotten and tossed to the side…things that bring comfort to a day or even allows us to see life differently. I have come to see within my own life; that when I do focus on these little things; then my heart is brought up above a level of despair; to a place where life doesn’t seem so bad.
You know…I truly believe that the little things in life are God’s way of comforting us, during the hard and difficult seasons of affliction. These little reminders of God’s provisions in our lives have a way of taking our minds away from the overwhelming moments of despair, while giving us hope, for the bigger things that God can do within our lives.
As we enter a new week; there may be unexpected moments of trial; that may attempt to take us down to a place of hopelessness; but may I encourage you today, to walk away from the moments of complaint; that will only allow you to be taken further down into despair…to see what God has already blessed your life with. When we can allow these little things in life, to be a reminder of God’s goodness; then this will give us hope, for the moments that still need His special touch within our lives.
I don’t know about you…but I’m looking forward to a week, of anticipating God’s goodness! We need to remember that what He has already done within our lives; is only a sample, of what He continually longs to do each day! Let His loving provisions always be a reminder; that there is a God continually at work within your life!
Well…I have truly enjoyed this time with you today…but it’s time for me to begin another new week with God! I pray that your week will start out with God and that you will truly come to experience His loving power within your life…starting today! Take care and I will hope to be with you again tomorrow! God bless!
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