I life my eyes to God
and see all I have
to be grateful for.
I tune my ears to God
and hear a wonderful message.
I speak my voice to God;
He hears and responds.
I give my heart to God
and He restores it
from permanent damage.
I find my spirit in God
and He is part of it.
I know my soul through God
and it is one of love and peace.
The soul can only find its way home Through an open window in the spirit. The spirit can be found only When the heart is willing. The heart is silent only when the mind is at rest. The mind finds its serenity Only when the body is at peace. The body reaches solace When one with God.
I only need faith for the next step. Hope sees me through one thought at a time. Joy is my companion breath by breath. Courage exists in the doing what is uncomfortable. Peace appears in the midst of struggles. Inspiration comes when doubt subsides. Answers show up when questions are honest.
I love when life is in sync. It brings a level of comfort I feel best wtih. My morning devotions brought me to Psalm 119 from two sources. Having read this Psalm in its entirety in a single setting, this week I was readding it in little increments or stanzas of which there are 22. There are 176 verses. There are 8 verses in each stanza. AND there are 7 words repeated in each stanza: ways, word, decree, commands, decrees, laws, statutes, and precepts. Overall living by the message in this outstanding piece of literature one could live a near perfect existence. One last thought from my Bibles footnotes: this Psalm is an acrostic, each verse of each stanza begins with the same letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
I encourage you to find your own strength from the scriptures and rewrite it for yourself and share it with God. What an act of praise!
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She has a hole in her heart nothing can fill up but God. Why doesn't he? She feels a pain in her soul only God can remove. Why doesn't he? She cries tears that never restore her spirit. God can try but why doesn't he? She aches with loneliness that God could remove. So why doesn't he? She hides behind it all with fake smiles God could change to real joy. Why doesn't he? She is two people to the world. She is a confident mentor, mother, teacher, and friend but in the safety of her cocoon she is a lost child. God, her Father, has a plan. He keeps His promises. He will never leave nor forsake her. He will comfort her. He will renew her strength. He will give her peace again. She only needs to believe and wait with patience.
the same chance to accept God's love and blessings
the same chance to encourage someone who is troubled
the same chance to accept help for our own troubles
the same chance to count the many blessings in our lives
the same chance to believe in our power to rise above negatives in our lives
the same chance to pray for someone's needs, including our own
the same chance laugh or cry as chosen
the same chance to be our best self
As many know I spend a lot of time on the road back and forth to my parents' house to look after their needs. I have much time to think, pray and listen to inspiration on the car radio. This bit of advice came through today on such a trip. I hope it gives you food for thought as it did me.