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14 Days of Blessings: Day 10

Today I wish you a new song.

Hope begins with an open heart and a receptive spirit. When the angel appeared to Mary to deliver a message from God she didn’t respond with doubt. Even though she knew she was not carrying a child, her words did not declare she couldn’t do what the angel said. She didn’t mention that she faced rejection from Joseph. She didn’t complain that people would think she was a fallen woman. She accepted the message with one question, “How can this happen?” She was open to what God wanted to do in her life (Luke 1).

As we celebrate this season and make plans for the new year, let’s join the angels in declaring “Nothing will be impossible with God!” Mary was about to face the greatest challenge of her life. Yet she sang, “My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior…”

When we keep our hearts open and remain receptive to His divine plan for us, we will be able to sing a new song just like Mary did.

Sing Blessing

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14 Days of Blessings: Day 8

Today I wish you laughter.

Have you had a good belly laugh lately? If not, I suggest viewing the video below.

Remember that a merry heart does good like a medicine (Proverbs 17:22).

Laughter Blessing

 

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14 Days of Blessings: Day 7

Today I wish you resurrection.

The beauty of this season is the hope that the end of something is approaching and we have something new to look forward to. That is resurrection.

This year may have been extremely challenging for you, but we have this hope…He who began a good work in us is faithful to complete it at the coming of Jesus (Philippians 1:6).

Jesus has come. He brought goodness, mercy, love, and grace with Him. He raised our hopelessness from the dead. His birth was the beginning of a resurrected life for us.

He came to give us access to the One who is able to do more than we could ever ask or think. He is the creator of heaven and earth and nothing is impossible with Him. Let Him resurrect your hope, your joy, your peace, and your love. Today is a new day…a new beginning.

Rise Blessing

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14 Days of Blessings: Day 6

Today I wish you creativity.

I’m wishing you creativity today because we are all born with the ability to create. Even if we have no artistic or musical talent, we are creative beings because we were made in the image of a creative God.

For His first miracle as an adult, Jesus turned water into wine. He went on to feed crowds of people with two fish and five loaves of bread. He healed a blind man by creating a mud salve for his eyes. When things looked hopeless, Jesus demonstrated His creative power to make the impossible happen.

Because we are made in His image, we have creative powers as well. The words we speak, the love we give, and the eyes to look at what could be are part of who we are.

Creativity Blessing

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14 Days of Blessings: Day 4

Today I wish you Light.

There are days when we find ourselves in a dark place or at least threatened by a dark cloud that hovers in the distance. We don’t have to be overtaken by the darkness. Jesus brought light with Him when He came to earth.

He is the Light we need. The first chapter of St. John says He is able to enlighten everyone. That means His light is stronger than any darkness we may face.

The reality of our circumstances hang on this truth. When we choose to believe in His name, we become children of the Most High God–we become light as well.

Light Blessing

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14 Days of Blessings: Day 2

This time of year can be very stressful for many reasons. People who have lost loved ones may not be feeling very festive. Others are experiencing financial hardships and may feel they are missing out on the gifting. Still others are recovering from illnesses and broken relationships. Many are going through the motions of celebrating, but missing the true gift of this season. Whatever your condition, you are a gift to this world. You have a destiny of blessing others.

Your future of hope is much like a beautifully wrapped gift. The outside of the package looks inviting, but covers the true gift inside. Receiving your destiny will take you through the same process as unwrapping a gift. Yes, it is a process.

The process requires removing the facade and excess wrapping.  Letting go of  pain and regret is not easy, but is necessary for God to complete His perfect work in you. He has given you a heart to love, hands to give, and His likeness to show the world. What’s inside is what the world is waiting for. Your circumstances won’t last long. Put your hope in God. He promised to never leave you nor forsake you. Day 2 Blessing

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14 Days of Blessings: Day 1

Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming! People in my town appear to be frantically shopping for the perfect gift while I am trying very hard not to ignore the season this year. 

I want more than streets lined with colored lights, beautifully decorated trees, and carefully wrapped packages. I want to see wounded hearts mended. I want to hear of lost sons and daughter returning home. And I want to see my family and friends become who they were destined to be. So I’ve decided to plant seeds of hope this year. 

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Yours to Give Away

Love today is yours

To give away.

You have the power in your hands

To fill the atmosphere

With love that is so dear.

A laugh, a smile, a hug

Filled with love has power

To change the world.

Give it away…..

Let it flow where ever you go

And watch the transformation

See the revelation

Hear the confirmation.

Someone was waiting for what you were holding in your hands.

 

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Remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose.   Acts 11:23

 

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Gift of Morning

I watched you rise today.
I waited in our place.
I waited with anticipation
To hear your voice to see your face.

My hands were full with a gift of Love.
It was so big I had to let it go.
And just as I released it
You lifted your eyes to watch it glow.

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Lamentation 3:22 – 23

God’s love never ends. His mercies are new every morning.

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This is Living: Poetry for Dry Bones

I woke up this morning feeling that there are many who need encouragement. If you feel lonely, afraid, or just need someone to understand during a difficult time, I pray that you find your life refreshed today with the Spirit of the Most High God.

This is Living

“I am the creator of all things. Is there anything too hard for me?” God. (Jeremiah 32:27)