A Note From Sarah (August 2017)

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Can you even go one day without…

Standing in awe of His beautiful creation?

Seeing Him through the good deed of a neighbor?

Feeling His presence through the kind words of a stranger?

Speaking the words, “I love you”?

Being grateful for loving friends and family?

Asking God for strength?

Pleading with Him for healing?

Relying on Him for help?

Submitting to His Word with doubts?

If we can’t even go one day without doing any of these things, why should we?

We cannot go a day without falling to our knees in surrender.

Our health, doubts, struggles and the hardships of day to day life can get us down, and these are the times when we find ourselves falling to our knees in surrender. Sometimes knowingly, sometimes unconsciously, like it is the last option we have. Although, falling to our knees in surrender shouldn’t feel like our very last option, what we do when all else fails, because God is always there. We need to surrender to Him with our worries, doubts and struggles on a daily basis. He will comfort us.

We cannot go a day without throwing up our hands in praise.

As much as this life is hard, it is also beautiful. We can’t but help to see His beauty all around us – through the Earth under our feet and the people we interact with day to day. Too often we give the glory of what seems our creations – a job promotion, our children, our home – to ourselves, when it is ultimately God who did the heavy lifting. We are His handymen, and He is the creator, creating good works for us to do. Give God the glory, for He is the creator of all good things.

Combine both of these elements into your day to day life, just like this verse combines praise and comfort.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. ~ 2 Corinthians 1: 3-5

Our God is good. 

Surrender to Him daily, and praise Him just as much. 

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