We are to appreciate and enjoy each day that God has given us. Many times
we place our hope of happiness on a particular event and we believe the lie
that if that event takes place, then we will be happy, whole and content.
The truth is that if we are not happy and content with ourselves now, then
there is nothing that man or materials can do to bring fulfillment to our
lives. We are to praise God for this day and be happy in it no matter what
we think we are lacking. (Nehemiah 8:9-10) (Psalm 118:24) (1 Timothy 6:6-8)
As far as material possessions, the Bible says having food and raiment let
us be therewith content. If you have food on your table and clothes on
your back, be thankful and know that you are blessed. Enjoy this day and
do not wait for the future to be happy. Happiness is within you so search
for it and see the joy that comes with enjoying the time God has given you.
I hope today's message ministers to your heart to see that your peace, joy
and contentment is waiting for you to take hold of it today.
THE LITTLE THINGS
“I need something big to happen,” he said. “Something spectacular that will
change my life.”
“Like hitting the lottery?” I asked.
“Like getting a huge inheritance?”
“Oh yes, that would be great!”
“Like the warmth of the sun gently caressing your face on the coldest day
“Yes...what? Warm sun in winter? I'm talking big. Not stupid everyday
stuff,” he said mocking me.
He just doesn't get it. He will most likely spend his entire life waiting
for the big break, the lucky spin of the wheel, the right combination of
numbers, the gift handed to him.
My father played the lottery and talked the lottery lingo. “One day when I
hit the lottery, I'm going to...”
Every night at 7:00 p.m. he would sit in front of the television waiting
for the drawing. By 7:02 he was cursing at the man calling the whole thing
The next night he'd be back there again.
He was waiting for the big thing to happen, too.
Both of these men never realized that the really big thing they were
waiting for happened everyday in a bunch of little things.
Smiles, sun, rain, laughter, children, flowers, food, music, friendship,
love, rainbows, the smell of a newborn baby, the warmth of a lover's touch,
the gentle breeze that carries the scent of a fresh baked apple pie, the
joy of giving, the thrill of winning, the lessons in losing, the success in
ever trying at all, a book, a sigh, a tear, a falling down and a rising up,
a birth and a death, a beginning and an ending, a single star, a wish, a
hope and a prayer.
Finally I said to my friend. “You want something big to happen in your life?”
“I sure do!” he replied.
“Learn to love the little things.”
By Bob Perks
Be encouraged to see the beauty in the everyday things that surround you
and make an extra effort to enjoy the things that you've taken for granted
in the past. We will soon find the Joy that comes in rediscovering the
simple things that can do so much to change our attitude for the better.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
John 15:10-11 Jesus declares, “If you keep My commandments, you will abide
in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His
love. These things I have spoken to you, that My Joy may remain in you, and
that your Joy may be full.”
1 Timothy 6:6-8 “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we
brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing
out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.”
Psalm 16:8-11 “I have set the LORD always before me: because He is at my
right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory
rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. For Thou wilt not leave my
soul in hell; neither wilt Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption.
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in Thy presence is fulness of Joy; at
Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”
Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever
things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if
there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: BE CAREFUL OF WHAT YOU SAY
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Today's Selected Testimony: THE LIGHTNING STORM
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In Christ’s Service,
Gods Work Ministry