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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Thankful for the little things.

Genesis  9:1-4 

God’s covenant with all life

1God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, "Be fertile, multiply, and fill the earth. 2All of the animals on the earth will fear you and dread you—all the birds in the skies, everything crawling on the ground, and all of the sea’s fish. They are in your power. 3Everything that lives and moves will be your food. Just as I gave you the green grasses, I now give you everything. 4However, you must not eat meat with its life, its blood, in it.

Today I woke up with a huge appetite for my favorite restaurant RED LOBSTER (don't judge me), it's true I love the simple things in life like Crab Legs!  So today I am just thankful to God for providing for us with a wonderful planet and great food. God has given us all of this and sometimes if you are like me you can walk through life and take for granted the blessings that we have.  What little things are you thankful for today? What itty, bitty thing do you want to thank God for today? Remember it's the little things that make the big things worth while.  

Dear God we thank you for all the things that you provide for us huge and tiny. Today we give you thanks for all the things we tend to forget and look over, please forgive us when we forget and over look your blessings. Help us to remember them always, in Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Be Well, Love P.J.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Open Door: Ask, Seek, Knock & Listen!

As I rose this fine Thursday morning, I was blessed to hear some great news in the midst of a week that has dealt me many discouraging personal news flashes. This jolt of light and positive information has immediately reminded me of God's sovereignty and direct involvement in our lives.The text that comes to mind for reflection today is Matthew 7:7-12

Matthew 7:7-12

New International Version (NIV)

Ask, Seek, Knock

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

 Jesus reminds us through the text today that God will never leave us despite how bleak the forecast or outlook on our lives looks. Remember family that no matter who may be against you that when we seek God the Lord of host will respond in kind. I would only like to submit an add on to the text that we must not just SEEK, ASK, & Knock but we must also LISTEN! God is always opening the door for those that believe the true question's not is God working but are we Seeking, Asking, Knocking, and Listening! Today I invite you to and I pray that we will continue to seek God's will for our lives and that we will find the open doors that God has provided for us. Do not be discouraged but be encouraged for we are children of the most high God!.