Thursday, August 27, 2020

Blessings in The Daily Grind

 Did you open your eyes this morning and gleefully say, "Oh boy' I get to serve my family all day today!"? If you are anything like me your thoughts may be more like, " Hmmmm? What do I really have to do today?" This may be more of a groan than enthusiastic.

Looking to our Lord for strength and direction help your heart and mind align with His purposes. Fortunately the scriptures remind us that He, God, prepares us for every good work.

Instead of self pity, because the day may appear monotonous, much like yesterday, you can have a thankful heart recognizing the privilege you have in the here and now to serve your family. The dirty socks that never made it to the hamper can remind you that you are blessed to have little ones running underfoot. Dishes stacked up near the sink can remind you that you are fortunate to have a spouse that provided for breakfast but needed to leave early for work. The messy papers, crayons, markers and scissors are reminders of creative children ready to learn. The list goes on and on.

Attitude adjustments are needed for us all. We can allow ourselves to wallow in self pity, or we can choose to open our eyes to the blessings that surround us daily. Drawing close to the Savior is a must and will help to see things in a positive light allowing the negative feelings and emotions to roll away.

Serving your spouse or your children with love that comes directly from the Lord will bring great stamina. The Lord is pleased when we serve mankind. We are embodying His nature and that is always a very good thing!

Today is a day to let the old nuisances fall away and reminds us to follow the scripture;

"Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken. let us show gratitude by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe." Hebrews 12:28

Open your eyes today and see His Goodness in your little world. He is at work and
so are you!

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