all my talents are of use to god
Whatever talents I have, however seemingly insignificant, can be of use to God. Even if I think I have none, if I offer my life to Him, then new talents will emerge. Today I share my gifts with others as a way of sharing them with God.
I realize no gift is too large or too small to be used for divine purposes, to bring joy to someone, to help bring healing somewhere. I do not underestimate the magnitude of my gifts today. Through God, their potential for good is infinite.
I am not ashamed of my gifts today, however meager they may appear. For that which is surrendered to God is lifted to its highest creative potential, miraculously transforming from what might seem to be a tiny gift to become a mighty force.
a clean heart
Zoe is taking a bubble bath. She is washing her hair and her body so she will be clean. But did you know we need to wash our hearts, too? You can't wash your heart with soap and water. Only God can wash your heart. When you tell God you are sorry for your sins, he washes your heart. Then your heart is clean on the inside - just like you are on the outside after a bubble bath!
Parker is thinking about a very special promise God made a long time ago. God said that he would send his Holy Spirit to anyone who believes in Jesus. The Holy Spirit helps us every day. He helps us know what is right and wrong. He helps us know how to please God. God's promise is for grown-ups and children. It's for people all over the world, including you!
today i extend compassion to myself
The roughness of the world is hard on the heart; mine has been tested, as has everyone's. Today I acknowledge any bruises on my soul and deliver them to God. I know that in His hands they will be healed.
I own my pain, that I might heal whatever darkness it has spawned in me. I pray that neither others nor I will be affected by my mistakes. May my own compassion for what i have suffered help heal me where I hurt.
I surrender to You
The scars upon my heart,
The memories that sear,
And the sorrows that remain.
Please place Your hand upon me
And miraculously heal me,
That I might rise from the ashes
Of my past
And experience new life.
over and over
Kaitlyn is reading her favorite Bible story. She reads it almost every night. Do you have a favorite story that you read or listen to over and over again? When we really like a story, we never get tired of it. That's how God wants us to feel about his words in the Bible. He wants each of us to enjoy his teachings so much that we think about them all the time.
on what's possible for you now
On the mortal plane, none of us are perfect all the time. But on the spiritual plane, all of us are perfect all the time. Who we really are - perfect creations of God, unchangeable and unlimited, none of us more or less brilliant than anyone else - is the most positive self-concept possible. To identify yourself according to your spiritual rather than material reality is enlightenment. From this perspective,you see that you are the light. No thought or condition of darkness - that is, lack of love in your own mind or in anyone else's - has any bearing whatsoever on the truth of who you are or what the universe has planned for you. Your past, your mistakes, other people's opinions about you, even your failures do not in any way limit who you are or what is possible for you now.
strong and steady
Kaitlyn just threw a ball. She needs to be strong and steady so she won't fall. We need to be strong and steady for other things too, like riding a bike or climbing monkey bars. And God wants us to be strong and steady in the way we live. When we believe in God and obey him, he helps us to be strong. If we do wrong things, it's like falling down. But God helps us get up again. He holds on to us to keep us steady. Then we're able to keep on obeying him.
Endless creativity is the
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5
Dear God, I pray that you will see I love you with every part of me.
my body ages but my spirit does not
I am not burdened today by false beliefs about the vulnerability of my body to age or disease. I see the white light of spirit that races through every cell of my being, filling my body as well as my mind with the revitalizing power of love.
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