I do love the quietness of a morning when I haven’t let my own “busyness” stand in the way of being still before God. (Psalm 46:10) I’m so thankful for another day—one more day to get up and show up for Him.
As I write this, I’m looking at one of the rose bushes outside my window and I’m thankful that they are the “easy ones” to grow! Even though I don’t have a green thumb, I sure can appreciate the beauty that I see and hear all around me.
Nearby, the birds are singing a beautiful melody with such gusto! I am reminded that they have no worries, no fears, no anxiety. If God takes care of them, (Matthew 6:25-34) He will certainly do to same for us. In fact, He is able to do “immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.” (Ephesians 3:20).
Today, and every day, we have a perfect Heavenly Father who loves us more than we could ever comprehend. May we take time to find rest in gratitude (Colossians 4:2) for all He has done for us, and for all He intends to do. His love and care for us will never fail.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
“Stay alert, with your eyes wide open in gratitude.” Colossians 4:2
“No matter what’s coming at you this week, the thing is:
No amount of regret changes the past,
No amount of anxiety changes the future,
Any amount of grateful joy changes the present.” Ann Voskamp