"You are the God of great wonders! You demonstrate your awesome power among the nations."
- Psalm 77:14
All around us, every day, God makes himself known. He surrounds us with amazing views of life. If we slow down enough, we can see them. Will you take some time today to look for God's wonders?
"Be still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for him to act. Don't worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. - Psalm 37::7
We all want the best. Sometimes our view of other people's success gets in the way. We see people doing well and we get jealous. We want what they have instead of what we really want. It's just a distraction, though. Are you willing to be patient in God's presence today?
"We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps." - Proverbs 16:9
This is a good reminder today to all of us who like to plan (and think our plans are the best). No matter how much we plan, we can't know what today will hold for us. God knows. If we follow him, we won't go astray.
"I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead." Philippians 3:13
When we look back too much, we have to make a decision. We either have to slow down or risk running into something. Both will get our attention and might cause us a lot of pain. Why risk that? Turn your attention to what is ahead today and go at it with God's blessing.
"I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth, you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world."
- John 16:33
We've been warned. Life won't always be easy. If you find yourself in a struggle, don't stay there. Keep going.
"For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few." - Matthew 7:14
It only taks a little while to realize that life is hard. We can find a way to live an amazing life, but only through Jesus. He's the one who makes it possible. Are you finding your way with him today?
He got up, rebuked the wind, and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
- Mark 4:39
Life brings storms. Sometimes it seems those storms are there simply to remind us that we need someone who has the ability to calm them with only a couple of words. Are you listening for his voice in your storm?
"Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine."
- Luke 22:42
Expectations are dangerous. When we let our expectations rule us, we don't leave room for our experiences - what's actually happening. But we can let go of our own will and be surprised by something different. Jesus leaves an ultimate reminder. Even though he was God's son, with his own expectations, he submitted to someone else. He reminds us, not our will, but his.
"For we walk by faith, not by sight."
- 2 Corintiahns 5:7
It's easy to live life when you can see everything happening. That rarely happens though. Like, never. So, maybe it's better to let our faith guide us and trust in the one who does see everything. Walk by faith today.
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