Pay attention to your surroundings. Take a good look at what God has created, and how fortunate we are to experience His wonder. So often we simply proceed through our day without a single notice of some of the most amazing creations. As you begin your day…NOTICE these simple gifts. Acknowledge the sun beginning to shine on the day…the change of the seasons…the birds flying through the air, singing their graceful song…or the love and comfort of your faithful pets. Stop and take a moment to notice how beautiful your family is…not only in a physical sense…but the emotional love you are so deeply blessed with. Recognize your work…and the hands…feet…eyes…and ears God has given you to prepare and perform things that benefit others. Give thanks to God for the health you have…even if you are struggling. When we recognize the blessings…we can face our difficulties, knowing and trusting that God is with us. As we take notice of what we are blessed with…we grow closer to God…bringing a new sense of peace and joy to our lives.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all His toil – this is the gift of God. I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere Him. ECCLESIASTES 3:11-14
Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all. 2 THESSALONIANS 3:16
God is with us.
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