I'm amazed at how my Savior can take any and every circumstance around me to show me more about him. My prayer has always been that this journey of life I'm on would continually bring honor and glory to him, so by using every opportunity; my mistakes, my successes, and my day-to-day adventures, he teaches me how to use it for his glory. This life he blessed me with is ALL about him! So, these are my thoughts, my heart cries, and my lessons from his glorious Word. These are the teachable moments from my Savior!

Psalm 25:4-5 "Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long."

Friday, November 27, 2015

Great news on this "Black Friday"!

The day after Thanksgiving, what is typically known as "Black Friday", is usually laden with lots of shopping and the official kick off to the Christmas season. I've had many a fun time in the craziness over the years and I'm sure I'll be out some time today, but first this morning, I want to take a closer look at this last verse of our passage this week.

“For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.”
Psalms 100:5 (KJV)

There is nothing on this earth, no "Black Friday" special that could ever compare to the magnitude of the gift God continually gives His child....His great love and mercy and truth everlasting!

One thing I know in my life is just how good my God is! This life is hard and sometimes our troubles seem overwhelming but God is good and in Him we have this amazing hope! Day after day he showers is with His perfect love and offers us mercies anew! His truth will stand and is secure! Hallelujah!

Today, you may be in the hustle and bustle of shopping or you may just be coming off your turkey coma. Ha! But let's remember our God and praise Him for this great and unmatchable gift He gives each day! He deserves our praise and He deserves our honor!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Be Thankful!

One of my favorite weeks of the year begins today! (But so much to be thankful for all year long!)

God is good and I praise HIM today!

Happy Thanksgiving!

What a beautiful day to reflect on all God has done and will continue to do!

This morning my heart is overflowing in gratitude for the beautiful souls in my life. God blessed me with an amazing husband and three wonderful children and doing life with them is such an honor...a treasure I hold dear! I love them all so much!

Today, I will spend precious time with family (missing you, Ben) and praise God for each and every second with them. I will thank my God for each dear soul around our tables and remember that time is precious.

As I sit here with my Bible & cup of coffee I pray over this verse today,

“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.”
Psalms 100:4 (KJV)

May my heart reflect your goodness, Lord, and may praise be always on my lips. You, Father, are the reason I live and have hope eternal. My gratitude for your great love is beyond comprehension. Your sacrifice, your promises, your continued guidance is my joy and I praise YOU! Thank you for loving me!

Today, as I look around our family tables, I will give thanks for those here, for those not here, and for those that have gone on to glory before me. Each person is dear and holds a special place in my heart!

So today, let's enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise! Let's overflow with thankful hearts to a God who is worthy of all praise and honor! Let's celebrate our God and lift His name on high!

Thanksgiving blessings to YOU this day!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving Wednesday!

On this Wednesday before Thanksgiving, let's take a closer look at verse three of our focal passage,

“Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.”
Psalms 100:3 (KJV)

Today, as we prepare for our big Thanksgiving feast let's not forget to pause and give God praise for His authority in our lives. Our Great Creator! The One who breathed life into our lungs deserves our utmost respect and thanks! He loves us. He loves YOU! You matter to Him precious soul!

He is also our Great Shepherd who watches over us and guides through this life on earth. May we praise Him today and follow His guidance with quick obedience and complete trust because He knows what's best for His sheep.

I pray your day is filled with joy! Maybe you are traveling today or finishing up a day of work before the festivities or spending the day in the kitchen (like me) or maybe you are wondering how you will get through a day of thanksgiving with a heart not quite full of thanks. Wherever you are today, pause, and sit at Jesus feet and real aloud this passage of Psalm 100 to Him. Let His Word permeate your heart and fill you with peace. Let it be the salve to soothe those cracks of your heart and may it encourage your soul this day! May your heart overflow with thanks for who God is and all He will do in your life!

Blessings to you today!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Tuesday!

Happy ThanksgivingTuesday!

Today let's look at verse two of our passage on gratitude,

“Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.”

Psalms 100:2 (KJV)

What a great verse as we head to work/school today! Let's remember who we are really serving and do so with a joyful heart. Take time today to show service to a coworker or friend and put a smile on your face as you work! Let's be the hands and feet of Jesus today to someone in need!

And of course, sing praises to our God because He is worthy! Don't worry about whether you think you can sing or not, just make a joyful noise to Him and give Him praise! All is beautiful to the ears of our Savior when our hearts are focused on His praise!

Have a blessed and wonderful day! Serve and sing for HIM this day!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving Week!

The week of Thanksgiving!

What a wonderful time to reflect on all that God has done. Though our hearts should overflow in gratitude all year, this week we reflect on all His goodness and prepare our hearts to enter the season of Christ's birth.

This week, I want to take this passage of thanksgiving in Psalm 100 and break it down verse by verse. All five verses of praise and gratitude to our mighty God!

Today we look at the first verse,

“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.”
Psalms 100:1 (KJV)

On this Monday morning, let's shout joyfully to our God and sing His praises! Yes it's cold and it's Monday but it's also a day of new mercies and blessings awaiting to unfold! Let's spend our day focusing on giving praise to the One who is worthy! Put on that praise music on the ride to work/school and sing to the Lord! Tell Him what He means to you today! What a beautiful day it will be!

Blessings to you on this Thanksgiving Monday!

Friday, November 20, 2015

YOU are amazing God!

“The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship.”
Psalms 19:1 (NLT)

YOU are amazing God and, today, I praise YOU!