What have you done for another lately, simply for the joy of giving? The people of your Universe have forgotten that it is in giving you receive.
Do not worry over financial matters.
You have imagination, you have a heart, you have a voice for kind words, your fingers can craft beautiful food or even a note of thanks. What is the cost of a smile or of agreement instead of argument?
The time is now to stop sitting still in discomfort waiting for someone to come to your aid. You must spring to someone else’s aid.
I promise you the greatest joy lies only in the gift of giving of oneself.
I love you.
©2011, Bobbe Ann Crouch
Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips. — Psalm 141:3 (NIV)
Thoughts on Today’s Verse…
How important is our speech? Jesus said it revealed what was going on in our hearts. Proverbs repeatedly tells us that our words can wound or heal. The apostle Paul tells us to speak only what will benefit those who hear us. In light of these Scriptures, this prayer of David is very appropriate. Only God can help us tame the tongue and use its power to bless. Let’s invite him into our world of speech and ask him to take control of it as he does our hearts! (verseoftheday.com)
From The Angels:
Answered Prayer: Each day connect with your soul allow the divine light in. Your prayers have been answered.
In your life find a way to experience spiritual devotion through prayer or meditation in a way that brings out devotional qualities. These qualities or energies are healing. They drive away anger. All of your prayers are always answered.
The angels request that you be observant of everything you see, hear, touch, taste, smell, or sense in any way it is an aspect of Divinity.
Listening: It’s easy to get busy in life trying to do everything at once. You can listen and work at the same time but sometimes multi-tasking isn’t the best use of our time. Sometimes we have to stop, look people in the eyes, and give them the gift of listening.
We need to take time to deposit value in their hearts. We need to support one another, and listening is an amazing way of doing just that.
As you go about your day, the angels remind you to give people the gift of listening. It seems like such a little thing, but those little deposits will eventually make a big difference. When you make deposits in people, you are making deposits in eternity, and that is what pleases the heart of God.
Truth & Integrity: You have the strength to stand strong in the midst of difficult situations, and the wisdom it takes to make good decisions. If something in your life isn’t working, be willing to release it to God and the angels.
Understand you are important, and know that you are called to add value to the world around you. No matter where you are in life today, you have potential to increase, grow, to be strengthened, and to move forward. God created you for His good purpose and you are His masterpiece!
Not because of your promised Heaven
Do I wish to devote my love to you;
Nor from dread of a much-feared hell
Do I wish to cease from offending you.
You touch me, Lord, when I see you nailed –
Nailed on a cross – when I see you mocked;
I am stirred by the sight of your body bruised,
By your sufferings too and by your death.
I am stirred by your love in such a way
That even without hope of Heaven I shall love you
And without any fear of hell I shall fear you.
Naught you need give me that I may love you,
For even without hoping for the hope that is mine
I shall love you as love you I do.
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness;
come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the Lord he is God;
it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise;
be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth to all generations.