Rules from God Today
Wake Up! Decide to make it a good day.
"This is the day the Lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it"
Dress Up! The best way to dress up is to put on
a smile. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. "Not as man
sees does God see, because man sees the appearance but the Lord looks in to the
heart" I Samuel 16:7.
Listen Up! Say nice things and learn to listen.
God gave us two ears and one mouth, so He must have meant for us to do twice as
much listening as talking. "He who guards his mouth protects his
life…" Proverbs 13:3.
Stand Up! For what you believe in. Stand for
something or you will fall for anything. "Let us not grow tired of doing
good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up. So then,
while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all…" Galatians 6:9-10.
Look Up! To the Lord. "I have the strength
for everything through Him who empowers me" Philippians 4:13.
Reach Up! For something higher. "Trust in
the Lord with all your heart, and on your own intelligence rely not. In all
your ways be mindful of Him, and He will make straight your paths"
Up! Your Prayers. "Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by
prayer and petition…make your requests known to God" Philippians 4:6.
Dancing with God
When I meditated on the word Guidance, I
kept seeing "dance" at the end of the word. I remember reading that
doing God’s will is a lot like dancing.
When two people try to lead, nothing feels right. The
movement doesn’t flow with the music, and everything is quite uncomfortable and
When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead, both
bodies begin to flow with the music.
One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back or
by pressing lightly in one direction or another.
It’s as if two become one body, moving beautifully. The
dance takes surrender, willingness, and attentiveness from one person and
gentle guidance and skill from the other.
My eyes drew back to the word Guidance. When I
saw "G" I thought of God, followed by "u" and
"i". "God," "u" and "i" dance."
God, you and I dance.
As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust that I would
get guidance about my life. Once again, I became willing to let God lead.
My prayer for you today is that God’s blessings and
mercies be upon you on this day and everyday.
May you abide in God as God abides in you.
Dance together with God, trusting God to lead and to guide
you through each season of your life.
"You changed my mourning into dancing…"
Pleasant Places, Beautiful Borders
God grants me joy to love the Lord, He taught my heart to
For each new blessing and reward that only God could bring...
From Adam's line, each child was born and I was made aware
That God is able to forewarn each time I kneel in prayer...
For who am I and whose am I? God called me out by name...
No more a child that's prone to cry with sins to cause me shame.
My God, to me, is ever near, His Spirit guides my path,
Such that I walk devoid of fear, such that I now can laugh...
Consider what the Lord has done that I should feel so blessed,
His light, to me, outshines the sun, His love has proved the best...
I marvel at the grace bestowed on someone such as I...
My very life to God is owed... His love for me won't die...
How can that be? What can I say? He fills me to the brim.
I think of God by night and day. I'll always think of Him...
What pleasant places He has spared, as if just mine alone...
Beautiful borders He has shared, this land is mine to own...
What can I do, but take His hand? He leads me tenderly,
Grants wisdom I can understand, because it's meant for me...
No wonder that I praise the Lord and teach new songs as well,
For love like His can't be ignored by hearts that long to tell.
Denis Martindale © June 2011
When I awake
I find You there
Your presence is comforting,
And I breathe in Your love.
As I start my day
And rush off
To who knows where,
I hear You whisper
Your constancy is reassuring,
And I rely on Your help.
When the evening winds down
And I’ve nothing left to give
I know You care
Your goodness is pleasing,
And I partake of Your rest.
Every day, all day long, I know God is there.
Sue Nash © 2014
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