Daily Archives: January 26, 2017
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A few years ago I was at a funeral in my home town and while there, I visited my grandmother’s grave with my family. It had been a while, so as I approached the grave I broke down. As I wept on my knees, I felt my son’s hand (he was 19 at the time), gently touch and rub my back. That gave me so much comfort and I will NEVER forget that simple gesture.
There are few things as powerful as a gentle touch. Sometimes you can communicate your heart and show your love with a touch in a way words can’t communicate. When you touch someone, you touch their heart. A touch shows intimacy and connection. That’s why so many times when Jesus could have healed with a WORD, He still chose to TOUCH.
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When were your good ol’ days…the best days of your life?
When were you happiest?
Is it now? I hope so.
If not, was it because of a particular place? a person? people? things? a time? Or a combination of these?
How did you know you were happiest then? I’ve heard many people say “those were the best days of our lives and we didn’t know it”. Have you ever thought that or said that?
Sometimes they people say they were actually happier at a time when they had less. Why were they happier then?
Maybe it was their frame of mind.
You may not be able to relive or recapture the time but you can change your frame of mind today.
God tells us to be content in whatever state we are in.
In Philippians 4, the apostle Paul tells of how he had learned to be content in all situations.
The bible is full of verses on the power of contentment and a renewed mind. With contentment there is peace, with peace there is joy, and with joy there are good days.
God tells us Himself that he wants us to enjoy our days, that this is our gift from Him (Ecclesiastes 3:12-13) and that He plans better days for us ( Jeremiah 29:11).
But the key to our good days is our made up mind.
Psalm 118:24 should be our daily affirmation and declaration, “This is the day the Lord has made;”.
But, God is not going to force you to have a good day, the day is the gift from God, it’s up to you how you unwrap it.