“Divine Love is alive and awake, fully present in every aspect of your life. It is who you are, expressing as you. At the moment of creation, you became God’s expression of love, free to show up in your own unique way. As you grow from the ups and downs of your life, the beauty of who you are is fostered, and who you are is a beautiful thing! As you express love, the Beloved constantly holds you in a relationship that is personal, indescribable and sacred. Your whole life is a Divine set-up, orchestrated to get your attention so that you might know the sweetness and the power of your worth. Messages come from a loving Universe. The breeze whispers, ‘Can you feel me? I notice you. You matter to me.’ The sun reminds you that you have your own light to shine. The beauty of nature pours itself into you, praising you so that you’ll remember you’re praiseworthy. You are Love’s great gift, just as you are. Your life and your love bless the world.” ~Rev. Jane Beach
“There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.”
-Corrie Ten Boom
[All images sourced from my collection on Pinterest here]
“When a sword is tempered, it is first heated to melting point then hammered into a desired shape. It is plunged into cold water. Once cooled it is fired and hammered again until it grows sharp and strong. This tempering makes the sword worthy of being carried by a King. As we learn to endure and surrender to the fire, the hammer, and the cold, we grow strong and uncomplaining. We are able to face whatever comes, holding our temper, while we ourselves we are being tempered.” ~Ann Mortifee, In Love With The Mystery
LUKE 12:7~ But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
These 3 lovely images are not my own; sourced from my “UPLIFTING” Pinterest board
Humility. A tremendously huge lesson for us all. As a person of deep faith, I believe it’s important, essential even, to acknowledge the workings of God in our lives. Gratitude helps realign me with the bigger picture. I look in the mirror as I brush my teeth in the morning and think of so many things to be thankful for… such as running water (which I turn off when brushing my teeth), and good health, my loved ones, this day! The list grows! There is so much to be thankful for, yet we too often forget to acknowledge how gifted, how blessed, we truly are. Humility to me includes respecting this gift of life I am given every morning. As they say, never regret growing older for it is a privilege denied to many.
Of all trees, I observe God hath chosen the vine, a low plant that creeps upon the helpful wall; of all beasts, the soft and patient lamb; of all fowls, the mild and guileless dove. Christ is the rose of the field, and the lily of the valley. When God appeared to Moses, it was not in the lofty cedar nor the sturdy oak nor the spreading palm; but in a bush, a humble, slender, abject shrub; as if He would, by these elections, check the conceited arrogance of man.
~Owen Feltham (1602 – Feb 23, 1668)
I hope you’ve enjoyed my old-fashioned quotes in this brand new year of 2015. I believe humility is always timely, even if the teachers have been gone for hundreds or thousands of years, their lessons live on.
Luke 18:14 KJV ~ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
This song is very meaningful to me, as a reminder that we do not need to be perfect to be loved. We are beautiful just the way we are. Amy Grant’s song reminds us that our cries of loneliness and pain are as meaningful and beautiful to God as a ‘hallelujah’. This is an important lesson I am learning and integrating…. that I do not have to always be in my ‘joyful’ place, shining and bright and overflowing with love. Sometimes I’m sad, and low energy, and feel like I have nothing more to offer anyone. This song reminds me that in those moments of sadness, we are as loved as ever.
I do not need to always be happy and shining to have something to offer the world. I may not feel up to complimenting the store clerk, to help brighten her day, but I do seem to always have the ability to offer a smile… if nothing else. And a smile is a beautifully healing thing. More powerful than we know. So here’s a song on a topic that means a lot to me. I hope you enjoy. May we all remember we are good enough, just the way we are, no matter what. Blessings, Gina