Yes!!! Hallelujah, victory! IS granted to all who seek The Essence of The Creator, Amen.
Spring is a wonderful time of the year. The world begins to turn green and bright. Grass, trees, and flowers create an array of refreshing color. The weather begins to warm, the sun shines brighter and birds begin to sing. Spring is a visual representation of joy. The Earth shouts with joy unto The Creator every Spring. As fellow creations of God, we also, should burst forth, showing our colors to the world, singing our songs of praise–all for the glory of the One who made us all.
Our spring is eternal, Amen.
And we pray:
Father, my heart sings to You this day. You are my Creator. You gave me life and You gave me purpose. As the Earth shouts joyful praise unto You, so do I. You are worthy of all my praise and I will shout Your name for all to hear. Thank You for Who You are and ALL You have done and are doing in my life. Amen.
The word “gratitude” first showed up in the mid-fifteenth century. Adapted from the Latin word gratitudinem, which means “thankfulness,” gratitude came to express deep, reciprocal appreciation for kindness received.
When Christians talk about how to become more like Jesus, a lot of disciplines come up, things like prayer, Bible reading, and community. What doesn’t come up enough—and might have a bigger impact than we imagine—is developing an attitude of gratitude.
So Much to Be Grateful for
“The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord