Daily check list

Each morning as I begin my day, I quieten my thoughts to check to see where they are.  By thinking of God and His attributes, which consist of Love, life, might and glory, any worry, fear, pain and discomfort disappear.  That, to me, is also casting my nets on the right side.

Romans 8:31-32 reads “What, then, shall we say in response to this?  If God is for us, who can be against us?  He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all–how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?”

My day depends on how I choose to think.  Today, I will add to my gratitude list before I even begin.

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Gratitude List

Recently, I was told of a young lady who had been writing a gratitude list for the last three years and adding  to it daily.  It is certainly true for me when my heart is filled with gratitude and humility, a list would be endless.  Think of what the world would be like if everyone did this.  It can start within my own thinking.

Malachi 3:10 reads “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of Hosts, If I will not open you the windows of heaven, And pour you out a blessing,  that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”

Today my focus will be on my blessings and look for God in every situation.

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Five Things to Remember (While Drawing)

Recently, I came across the above list my art teacher had given to our class and thought I would share it.  (And add to it)

  1.  Step back from your work.  ( That means to me to never re-act or over-act but from this view, you can see clearer)
  2.   Draw what you see, not what you know. ( Sometimes the human brain wants to tell you something that isn’t true.)
  3.   Consider composition. ( Where do you want your focus to be?)  Shouldn’t we always be alert to this?
  4.   Be patient with yourself. (No matter what we are doing)
  5.   Enjoy the process.  (So true about everything in Life)     Psalm 119:27 reads, ” Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders.”  red-tail-hawk-1827948-PL_pe

True Gratitude

Recently, I read an article where the author told of a gratitude list she had made where it almost felt like a “to-do list” or a “grocery list” and it resonated with me.  The word “entitled” came to my thought; a word that I dislike and I began to wonder if that was how I somehow felt about God.  Did I really appreciate God with all my heart or did I take Him for granted?  Immediately, Psalms 9:1,2 came to mind where it states, “I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvelous works.  I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.”

Yes, I will pray with those two verses to keep my gratitude fresh and joyous!

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