God wants us to have all we have ever dreamed of. He wants to fulfill our imaginations and see His work done through us. The world is ruled by the enemy. The devil only wants to destroy our hopes and dreams. Through the devil's power in the world he wants to keep us from imaging for greatness. It is only through God that our lives can be full and overflowing. This happens when we trust in Him. We must listen to God and how He is directing our lives. This requires our awareness. When we are aware of our environment we are able to be conscious in our kindness, forgiveness, and ease in life. This is how we trust God. We stay present and aware in our surroundings and then we can hear Him. When we listen He makes us strong and freedom comes into our lives.
John 10:10 NIV
Praising God is an incredible gift. When we praise Him we cannot help but be thankful for everything around us. He is all powerful. He can do anything. Praising Him helps us to remember these facts. He is who can fill us with righteousness, love and compassion. We need these attributes in order to love as He loves. We need His spirit to fill us so that we can live as He did, in a world that would have us consumed by heartache and despair. It is through praising Him that we can feel Him in our lives. Our lives are made full only by Him. We must find every opportunity to invite Him in and keep ourselves aware of how He is dwelling within us. This is what it means to praise Him.
Psalm 103:1-4 NIV
Considerations for your planner:
- Write down your dreams. Are you allowing yourself to trust God to move in these things?
- How are you praising God today? Write ways in which you can praise Him.
A Story of Paise:
I used to do things the way the world instructed me. I did not know another way. There would be days I thought I had a handle on it. Then there would be others I knew I would fall apart. I felt like I was on a perpetual roller coaster. I could never find consistency or calm.
Learning to trust in God has been the best answer to my roller coaster woes. Letting go was definitely not easy, but I get better at it each day. The more I focus on God and am aware of His dominance in this world, the easier it is to let go. This new reality compels me to say thank you to Him for literally everything. I want to praise Him.
I will be in my car and randomly think of how has rescued me and I say out loud, “Thank you God!” With a big smile on my face. My heart bursts all the time when I see the home we get to live in and the things that are provided for in our lives. We never want for food. We get to love each other. God is so good. He takes such good care of us.
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