I Love The Lord
“I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.” Psalm 116:1 (ESV)
When we think about how good The Lord has been to us, and how He has watched over us with loving kindness, it is evidence to us how much The Lord loves and cares about us. The Lord does not need to tell us that He loves us because every day He shows His amazing love for us, by pouring into our lives His mercy and grace.
Praise The Lord
“Praise ye the Lord. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord.” Psalm 113:1
We each have something to praise The Lord for. There may be times when we do not realize that we have something to praise The Lord for because of the things that we are facing in our lives, but if we can look past the clouds of the situation we are in, we should quickly realize that we have so many reasons to praise The Lord. Each day we should start our day with thanksgiving and praise to The Lord our God for all of the great and wonderful things that He had done and is doing in our lives.
"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." Romans 12:2
All of us are creatures of habit, because there are some things that we do consistently. There is usually no variation in the way that we do some things. We travel to work the same way, at the same time almost every day. When something comes and throws off our routine, that forces us to make adjustments to our plans that can sometimes make us feel uncomfortable.
Trouble Don’t Last Always
“For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 (ESV)
Those of us who grew up or spent anytime in Church has heard the phrase, “trouble don’t last always.” While it may seem like that it is a good phrase and one that would encourage a person going through some trouble, however for the one going through the trouble it feels like trouble does last always. Going through spiritual and emotional storms can feel like an eternity and the end of the storm does not seem to be near.