Turns out that I am still opening Christmas gifts in May, and still have a couple untouched. I opened a gift few days ago with the inscription “beautiful minds inspire others”. I could read the mind of the giver through the gift. Quite beautiful that I thought I would set it for my use in the church. Admonishing myself, and apparently, the giver must have been really touched positively and makes it a point of duty to express it so kindly. Then I giggled, am I really doing enough? Life is busy these days. It just is. People are pedalling strenuously through each day completely consumed with just living. Juggling between so much; I feel I haven’t done enough. I feel that I am needed more than I make myself available. I came to the truth that it doesn’t matter what we do in life, it can all ultimately become mundane; making more time to serve more won’t hurt. “Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received”. 1 Peter 4:10.
The journey of life is unfolding to me more and more that anything worth having, comes with costs. Looking good comes with its costs. Relationships does not come free. Most things in life will take either cash or kind. I have come to certain knowledge and fact that my salvation is the best and only treasure I have that was fully paid for on my behalf. I am truly grateful to the Lord for giving Himself in ransom for my sins. But I really need to give back way more than I am. Giving room for how other people feel, their needs and wants; showing care about what is going on in their lives – God cares that I do it.
As I enter into my new year, Father, I acknowledge all that you are doing in my life, and I will continue to find my security in You alone . Please open my eyes that I may find all You have prepared for me in this precious day of Life. Help me to count my days that I may gain a heart of wisdom.
Quite a great learning to start the Gift of another year with.
For standing to see the breaking of another year, daddy I say thank you!
For every little thing that I would normally take for granted. I thank you Lord for Your power made manifest in them.
Yes, it is me oh Lord, the joyful voice of your daughter; marvelling at the works of your hands.
‘You make known to me the path of life; You … fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand’. — Psalm 16:11. I really am grateful Lord.
I join the psalmist to sing of Your praise Jehovah:
May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works, who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke! I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord. — Psalm 104:31-34 ESV
Why will I not praise you my Lord and my father?
Praise awaits you my God in Nobleton, and to you alone will I fulfill my vow.
Favour is the word that defines me.
Grace is the horseback on which I ride to reach every of my God given purpose.
Mercy is the power that propels my life engine.
Glory is the garment I wear and never could afford.
Love of God is my wheel to dignity and strength.
Praise is the currency I choose to give my Rock.
My ever present help in time of need.
My pillar of light by day and pillar of fire by night.
The good hand that shows up in every of my affairs
My fortress, my provider, my keeper, my ALL .
Praise looks good on you daddy.
Grateful for a gift of another year and steps on my high places.
If not for God!