As the Christmas season begins, our hearts always turn to the Hope of Christmas: Immanuel, God with Us. How we need His hope today! As we think about what those words mean again–Immanuel, God with Us–maybe you can imagine this prayer conversation with God. Listen to the truths, and then pray your own prayer to Him.
When you count your blessings, no matter how big or small, what do you really consider to be a blessing from God?
When we hear our physician speak the words “healthy lifestyle,” our thoughts may turn to the gym, our refrigerator, or a bulging waistline. What should we give up? What can we keep? How can we change? Do you really want a healthy lifestyle? Finding nourishing choices and achieving balance in our lives can be a challenge. Food is one factor to consider, but what else should we focus on?
A prayer of praise and adoration to God always starts my day on a beautiful note. Every morning when I’m getting dressed and applying makeup, I listen to praise music on my iPhone. Shortly after, I love to spend moments alone with my heavenly Father. The first prayer from my lips is a prayer of praise and adoration to God. As I speak His names and attributes, worries and anxieties fade. God clears my focus, renews my mind, and draws me close to His presence as I spend precious moments alone with Him.
Has anyone ever encouraged you? If so, you understand how that feels. What if you could make encouragement a boomerang, or a “pass it forward” gift to offer others as well? With only a little effort and minimal expense, here’s a unique way to encourage others that will make a difference in anyone’s life: