Be Encouraged 🧡
It’s a rainy day and the sky is grey . . .
Despite the forecast, I can live like it’s Spring because Jesus is in my heart. Weekend blessings dear friends. May the joy of the Lord be your strength, wherever you are in the world, and whatever your forecast!
“…Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10
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“And without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” Hebrews 9:22b
The journey of life is not always easy. Of all the things I’m thankful for, the greatest is the cross of Christ! There I can exchange my burdens for peace and rest. If you’re feeling weighed down by sorrow or sin today, know that you can come to the cross and lay your burdens down . . .
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When I think about the cross of Christ so many emotions come to mind. The foremost being gratefulness…
Jesus washed away my sins, gave me a fresh start, accepted me, and calls me beautiful and eternally loved! Nothing in this life can compare to these priceless gifts. And no heartache can rob me of the joy of having them. Meditating on all Christ has done for me calms my soul and reminds me of what is truly important in life–my relationship with God.
When we begin our day with a grateful heart we won’t find room to complain. Thankfulness and negativity cannot co-exist. Negativity drains our energy. Reject it in all its forms and renew your mind with the life giving words of Christ. Embrace all that is good, lovely, and pure, and all that Christ accomplished at the cross. Focus on these things and the peace of God will be with you.
Praying for a grateful heart 💜
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Life is tough. But no matter what we are going through, there’s always something to be thankful for . . .
“Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
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A Life Lesson about Gratitude, Learned from my Dog!
with Leila Grandemange, the author of
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” ~ Melody Beattie
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