Forgiveness Thursday –

Beauty for ashes. — Isaiah 61:3

It’s  Forgiveness  Thursday and the week is coming to a close.  However, the truth is when we practice forgiveness, every day is a new beginning.  Sometimes forgiveness means that after we ask God for forgiveness, we also need to  ask for forgiveness publicly from the person or people we have wronged.  I know it sounds difficult and like there could be great losses,  but I promise that you will feel better about yourself and you will feel like a heavy burden has been lifted.  In fact, you will feel closer to God.  It will also let the other person or people know that you are serious.  It speaks a great deal about your character.

So, if you have wronged another person, ask God for forgiveness, but publicly ask for forgiveness from the person who was wronged. Please share your stories.  God bless you.

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Don’t Waste a Moment!

God has not given us a Spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind.  2 Timothy 1:7

I’m a little late checking in today, but you can use your gifts to Change the world every day! 

Yesterday was a little challenging for me.  I arrived at work to discover I had lost a friend, and add to that, I think I was the only person who didn’t know.  I found out quite accidentally that I would be attending a funeral.  I really wanted to be angry, but there was no one to blame but me.  God was with me all day, though.  I went to a civic meeting and received an unexpected award.  I went to the funeral and saw a special friend who had been very sick.  Later in the afternoon I received a package in the mail that I had forgotten about ordering.  It was a beautiful angel wing ring.  Then, last night before I attended a much dreaded business meeting, my sweet husband sent me a special text.  The meeting turned out much better than expected.  I was very tired last night and this morning, but I survived.  I tell you all of this to let you know that when we build a close relationship with God, we are never alone.  Despite the thoughts of missing a dear friend, God filled my day with bits of joy.

Never miss an opportunity to tell the ones you love how you feel about them for none of us are guaranteed tomorrow, and always remember that God is there for you, too.  God bless you!