We are to always keep in mind that today is the best day of our lives. No
matter the struggles or hardships that come our way, we are to see the good
in every situation and do our best to get the most out of what we've been
given. It is easy to think that our happiness and sense of peace lies
somewhere in the future, and in a certain moment of time we will be content
and completely fulfilled in our life. We need to realize that in this day
is where our happiness lies and where our peace is waiting to be received.
Jesus says in John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid." The Lord who has worked all things out for our
good wants for us to stand in our peace and know that He has well-equipped
us to prosper and be blessed in this day. The Bible says in Psalm 118:24
"This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in
it." Be encouraged to see the good and know that within your spirit lies
every tool that is required for you to receive and rest in your peace, joy
and contentment. (2 Timothy 3:14-17) (John 16:23-24) (1 Timothy 6:6-8)
I hope you are encouraged by today's message to stand in who you are today
and fulfill every dream and aspiration that is within your heart.
BLOSSOM WHERE YOU ARE
The church was packed for the Easter Sunday sermon that Reverend Pat Henry
was about to deliver. It has been said that Rev. Pat has the gift to heal
the sick through prayer.
Many years ago, I was in the hospital recuperating from abdominal surgery
and experiencing great pain in the process. With the laying of the hands,
Rev. Pat prayed over me, and when he left my hospital room that afternoon,
I remember feeling a calmness wash over me I'd never felt before.
So there I was, years later, fully recuperated and healthy, surrounded by
the beauty of Easter lilies, but feeling a bit depleted in spirit. As a
writer, my creative confidence was on the wane. I hadn't written anything
fulfilling in weeks, which left a jumble of mismatched stirrings that had
no focus, only a source of frustration, as I'd sit down to a blank computer
When Rev. Pat finished reading the Gospel that Easter Sunday morning, he
stepped away from the podium and walked toward the center aisle of church.
With out-stretched arms, he faced the standing-room-only crowd of church
goers and simply said: "Blossom Where You Are." He then bowed his head for
a moment and returned to the altar.
There was no lengthy sermon, just four little words that spoke volumes to
my depressed outlook. And in that moment, I realized God had done it again!
Whenever I doubt myself, as I did that morning, I ask God for a sign, and
He never disappoints in sending me a message that lifts me up and keeps me
going. It was then that I was reminded just how blessed I truly am.
Thanks to His gentle nudging, I have persevered in my writing career, even
though there are times I still imagine my mentors fulfilling every moment
of their lives with a wealth of creativity.
God has given me a gift, blessing me with a love for words and a venue to
share what's in my heart. And when I doubt my abilities, He finds a way to
reach my heart and touch my soul, as He did with the soft spoken Reverend
whose healing came with the words to lift my sagging spirit.
We cannot look to others to define ourselves. We all possess the rays of
hope and potential that cause our own personal stars to shine. How brightly
they shine is up to us.
The Lord chose the day we celebrate Jesus' rising from the dead to compel
me to rise above my own stale set of circumstances that were weighing me down.
"Blossom Where You Are!" Those words of wisdom give me reason to look in
the mirror each morning and thank God for His constant guidance and for His
unending patience to help me not only accept the person I am, but to strive
to be the best of who I've yet to become, so I may fully appreciate the
person I'm meant to be.
By Kathy Whirity
Always keep in mind that today is the best day of your life. Never believe
the lie of the enemy that your happiness is waiting for you in some future
event that is yet to take place. Your happiness is waiting for you to take
hold of it now and receive all that God has in store for you.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 40:1-4 "I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined unto me, and
heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the
miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And He
hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see
it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. Blessed is that man that maketh
the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside
Psalm 37:3-5 "Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the
land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and
He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the
LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass."
Joshua 1:9 "Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be
not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee
whithersoever thou goest."
2 Timothy 3:16-17 "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is
profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in
righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto
all good works."
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: DON'T LOOK BACK
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Today's Selected Testimony: FROM PRISON TO PRAISE
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In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry