March 29, 2017

Heart and Breath

I may sound like a broken record in saying this. I state this often because I strongly believe it and long for you to also believe and fully experience it.  

Our relationship with the Lord is the most important relationship there is. 

In this relationship, we will receive benefits we could not imagine. In my own experience, I have found all the love He has to give is mine and I receive it new each morning, quietly alone with Him where I know daily the heart and breath of His love to me.

The joy that puts a bounce in my step just walking from room to room or across the aisle of the grocery store, that is the heart and breath He is to me! When I understand that I am loved by an Almighty God and heavenly Father, it is a natural progression to be filled with joy. How could this not fill me with great joy?

The heart and breath He is to me also comes in the peace He gives me. I don’t have to worry about what I do not know, because I have His peace, which is better than answers. Oh, I definitely start to worry, but I have to stop and remind myself what God’s Word tells me, and I choose to trade worry for His peace.

With His peace, I also gain comfort and strength to take me through the difficult days that life is sure to hold while we walk on this earth.

He fills my heart with all of this and more, and I live and breathe these blessings every day. With each breath I take and each beat of my heart, I will love the LORD my God. 

Mark 12:30 And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.  

March 27, 2017

Uniquely Gifted

If you want to see God’s handiwork on display, you will find it at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, especially in the spring when the tulips grace the grassy fields for several weeks. You may have noticed a few of these Arboretum photos of their Dallas Blooms tulip exhibition in my recent posts, because, yes, I had to go see them. 

Just as God has beautifully created elegant flowers in bountiful colors and designs, He has beautifully created each one of us. Some of us are tall, some of us are short. We might have brown hair, or we might have blonde or auburn hair. Our eyes could be blue, but they just might be brown.

Our eyes might sparkle at the smallest hint of joy or we may easily spill a tear when emotions tug at our heart. God made us and He made us each unique.

He also gave us gifts and talents to use and enjoy. 

We might be a Master Gardener and can grow beautiful tulips like the ones above. We might be an artist who can paint on canvas what the eyes have seen, or a photographer who can use their camera to catch just the right amazing picture.

Please join me at God-sized Dreams today where I write about how we are all gifted by God, because He fearfully and wonderfully made each one of us. 

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