Friday, June 24, 2011

A Perfect Friend

One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brotherProv. 18:24

It seems like we are living in a "dog eat dog" world, with everyone looking out for his/her own interest - doesn't it? Seems hard to find someone to care, someone to think about your feelings, a friend, someone to listen, someone to give up some time for just you? It's easy to feel that way; everyone is so busy with living, trying to get by or get ahead. 

We will get disappointed looking to humans to fulfill a need that only God can. God is the friend we are looking for - always ready to listen - He will never leave us - always there- always eager to hear from us - loves us more than we can imagine - wants good things to happen to us - loves our families too - never tires of hearing our repeated conversations - thinks we're perfect just how we are- Oh yes - He can actually help us when we tell Him our troubles!! That's truly a perfect friend! My friend would love to hear from you today too!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Guardian Angels

For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. Psalms 91:11

I recently watched "The Owls of Ga' Hoole" for the second time. Even though it's really a kid's movie, I enjoyed the message. The little owls in trouble had faith that this land where the guardian owls lived existed - they just needed to listen to their "gizzards" to find it. The guardian owls would help them fight the bad owls and solve their problems. It's a nice story and not too far from reality.

The bible often talks of angels. I love the Psalms above because God specifically how angels play a role in our lives - He sends them to protect us! He tells them what to do in our best interest too. Not only will they protect us - but they will keep us IN ALL OUR WAYS! That gives me great comfort knowing my children have the protection of God's heavenly host wherever they are.  Have a great day knowing you're surrounded by angels!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Abundant Life

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10

I don't know how many times I've settled. I've thought that's good enough. I guess we all do that - at some point we decide things are good enough. Settling isn't a bad thing, really, or is it?  I had been thinking about mediocracy and how many times I don't do something because I think that it is "good enough" the way it is - sometimes even my relationship with God. This verse came to mind and I realized that the settling way of thinking isn't what God wants for me - for you either! - God came so we can have an abundant life! What does having an abundant life mean to you? How will you change your thinking today?
Have a great day!