A dab of religion doesn’t go very far in this world. However, a true relationship with God will get us through all things well. Through every trial, we have a choice to choose the perspective that appreciates God.
Maintaining the attitude of Christ is constant work sometimes, when trials seem to come, one after another; and seem to have no end. How we react is noticed. Will others see the relationship we have with God?
Through every trial, we are in the process of change; growing stronger in our relationship with God. But a dab of religion simply does not grow LOVE.
In the relationship, we have discernment to appreciate the miracles and not block our blessings. In the way of the world, anything goes in how we treat people. However, in the Way of God –God’s Truth is completely refined and pure. There is a reason to show up –and appreciate the miracles as they are revealed! LOVE is patient and kind. LOVE forgives and encourages. Love faces challenges head on with God! LOVE gives LIFE to the presence of Christ in our life, of whom we want to share.
Can I share something I learned today with you? We have had some trials lately. At the Vet today, I heard something that used to be so familiar to me, but seemed so foreign to me to hear today. The lady simply said to another, “I bet you are looking forward to tomorrow?” The other lady answered, “Yes, I sure am looking forward to tomorrow!” I paused and finally asked, “What is special tomorrow?” The lady behind the desk answered, “It is my day off. I get to rest.”
This may sound strange to you, but I realized I had forgotten to look forward to tomorrow! Change is at the forefront again. I have been so busy holding on to faith to get through all the Today’s we’ve had to face, that I forgot I can look forward to tomorrow.
Friend, Can I encourage you that there is a rest coming in tomorrow! Which tomorrow doesn’t matter, but tomorrow is coming; and sooner than we think. Dare to challenge your perception to look forward to tomorrow again! Good days are had on earth as it is in Heaven with Peace and Joy and Beauty in abound in God’s good Creation. And, there is a place one day where there is a rest from all these trials and battles we face in the Today’s of this world. And, there is a tomorrow coming that is something worth looking forward to –even in Today’s tomorrows!
What matters, is how we handle our trials: With a little dab of religion? Or, in the relationship with God?
Will you sacrifice your praise when things go wrong; and appreciate the miracles of God?
Are you willing to challenge your perception? And, allow your praises reflect your true relationship with God?
Don’t let your focus become distracted by what went wrong! Appreciate the miracles of God that He is doing all around!
Don’t settle for a dab of religion when God offers you the relationship!
Give God Praise and offer Him Thanksgiving from that place in your heart that flows from the true relationship with God that is through abiding in God’s Son, Whom is Jesus the Christ.
I hope this is a blessing to you.
Love in Christ,
PS: A shout out of Praise and Thanksgiving for my mom today!
Today is her Birthday! Happy Birthday Mom! We love you!
If you feel lead, Give her a Happy Birthday shout out in the comment Zone! I believe she would like that!