Do We Appreciate Good Things?
The other night, I found myself alone in the house…and I just sat down and CRIED!
I cried out of GRATTITUDE, out of THANKFULNESS and out of the feeling of not being worthy of all the good things in my life.
Lately, I’d been too busy to fully APPRECIATE those moments that I’d been given.
But now, I’m thankful to tears and full of GRATEFULNESS from the bottom of my toenails to the top of my hair!!!
In the book of Psalms we see the word “Selah” used a lot. It means to PAUSE and THINK about this.
What I’ve realized, is sometimes in the moment when good things are happening to us we can’t possibly process EVERYTHING at once.
We’re so busy or so tired, that we get all caught up in the excitement and miss focusing on the JOY of just being GRATEFUL.
We can go ahead and know, that we have PERMISSION to pause and think about the good things in our lives.
Consider the Moment
We may be overwhelmed with our kids and their activities, and not sure if we’re truly ENJOYING these times. Don’t worry, we are! Just take a moment.
We may be busy moving into a NEW home or transferring our things to a NEW car, and we’re not sure if we’re quite as excited as we should be. Don’t worry, we are! Just slow down for a moment.
If things are hectic at the job that we prayed for, and we don’t know if we’re really thankful enough for God’s PROVISION. Don’t worry, we are! Just relax for a moment.
Our days have become so routine, that we may wonder if we still APPRECIATE the spouse that’s stood by us all these years. Don’t worry. We do! Just reflect for a moment.
The enemy comes in immediately to try and steal our joy.
He tells us that we didn’t properly acknowledge our blessings, so don’t count on ever receiving anything else that’s GOOD.
But we ARE happy because we KNOW that we’re TRULY thankful.
We DO understand the MAGNITUDE and the goodness of what God is doing for us.
What are you smiling about?
That eye-opening MOMENT comes, when we stop and take a purposeful few minutes to make a space for it. Possibly right NOW?
In fact, we may be walking down the street and suddenly realize that we’re SMILING!
Then we remember WHY we’re smiling, and that just makes us SMILE all the more!!! LOL
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