Thanks for joining us! In our world today, there are so many distractions. It is easy to lose focus on our relationship with Christ.
What we feed our mind with is very important. It is good to have family devotion, personal prayer time and devoted bible study. But after all that, what are we feeding our minds with? What are our children feeding their minds with? After all we are social beings and we like to have fun.
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For a brief moment think about a glass that has water poured half way into it. Is this glass really half way full or is it half way empty?
For some they believe it is half way empty. They look at the short-comings. They compare things with the ideal and just can’t seem to be happy unless everything is absolutely perfect. They look at the negatives, the drawbacks the gap between what happened and what should have happened.
Some go around wearing frowns on their faces because they always look at what went wrong even if a million things have gone right.
Then there are those who believe that the glass is half way full. They count their blessings. They acknowledge when progress has been made and try to look on the bright side of things.
They mostly wear smiles and are happy when things grow or get better even if it’s not perfect just yet.
There maybe a few exceptions to the rule but many psychologists say that optimists believe the glass is half full and pessimists believe it is half way empty.
Regardless of what you believe, not everything will be perfect. However, life is far too precious to be walking around with a frown. Look around you hundreds of thousands of people have died because of the recent Carona Virus but you are still here. That’s enough to be thankful for! Every day we live is a gift.
So, if you always go around with a frown remember the one who woke you up this morning. God could have chosen not to but He made you His priority. While at present some aspects of your life may not be the best we still have many things to be thankful for.
Being positive and happy is even good for our health. On the other hand being negative, upset or worried has a negative impact on our health.
Smiling not only improves our mood but helps our bodies release cortisol and endorphins that provide numerous benefits including:
Reduced blood pressure
However, it is said that frowning puts more pressure on mucles and being angry has a negative impact on the heart and lungs.
Let’s count our blessings! We serve a wonderful Saviour who loves us unconditionally. He did not sacrifice His life to see us frown everyday. He wants us to be happy. He has provided health, food, clothing and shelter and family and friends for support.
Let us be more positive. Think about God’s love and goodness that has brought us through and can bring us through again.
Stop doubting, stop worrying, stop being easily angered. God sees, He knows and He understands. God has a plan just for you but while He reveals it while the door opens praise Him in the hall way!
So family, because we know the wonderful God we serve let’s have a brighter perspective on things. Let’s be more positive.
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Do you remember the last time that you went shopping?
Some people shop every day, some weekly and some wait until the end of the month and do one big shopping. They prefer to buy everything for the month all at once. Some people shop in families while others shop alone.
Shopping lines are longer at certain times of the year such as during late December or during the hurricane season when a major storm is near or even in the phase of a pandemic which we saw recently. Having heard of COVID-19 and the dangers that came with it, many people rushed to supermarkets to buy all they could. Many shelves were empty.
But regardless of how often we shop, who we shop with or how long we have to wait in shopping lines we all have to proceed to checkout.
While proceeding to checkout we would have a fair understanding of the bill because each item has a price tag.
A wise shopper knows how much funds are available and while shopping ensures that the items selected falls within the budget. Otherwise at checkout he or she may encounter some problems.
At checkout we are told the final price and we are asked to pay in full.
To pay in full the payment offered has to be sufficient to cover the final price.
You see family, sin came with complications.
Similar to the items in the grocery store or supermarket sin has a price tag. The price, penalty or payment required for sin is death.
Stay with me, don’t lose this point. To pay in full we would have to die. Without any plan of payment all hope would be lost! But something happened family. Mercy said no! Jesus died on the cross and paid the price just for you. Our divine credit card was swiped and our eternal mode of payment was activated! I wish someone would praise God right now. Your debt, what you owe was paid in full.
The saviour of the universe loved you so much that he decided to pay the price for your sins. No greater love you will find.
So family every time you get discouraged, whenever the enemy comes with his temptation, or if at anytime you feel that you are not valuable remember that your bill was paid in full. You are loved unconditionally by the one who holds the world in His hands.
Go forth today, tomorrow and beyond with hope because we know who holds the future. All we need to do now is to serve Him. Stop worrying and doubting God. He always has your best interest at heart.
Jesus paid it all!
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