Today I am reminded of the power of the Holy Spirit. I am grateful to God for giving me his spirit to guide me and give me strength each day. How amazing is it to live in a time and age where God gives his spirit so freely to those who trust in him. A spirit so powerful it breaks the chains of hearts, gives strength to the weak and joy to those who are suffering. This gift is so amazing yet I still manage to ignore it quite regularly. I often forget about the spirit and try to do things in my own strength but that always leaves me feeling worn out, empty and overwhelmed with life; a feeling God does not want me to experience. When we are faced with challenges in life, God wants us to lean on him and ask for help. He wants to hear our hurt, frustration and pain and in response fill us with his spirit, giving us a sense of comfort and joy despite the circumstance we are in.
Romans 15:13 says “May the God if hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
There we go, straight from Gods word. It is only by the power of the Holy Spirit that we are filled with this peace, joy and hope. These perfect things that God so willingly wants to give us in time distress, despair and disaster. Be reminded today, as I was, that if you believe in God then you have the power of the Holy Spirit in you.
For most of those who know me, I am not your typical morning person. I dont jump out of bed when i see the sunrise nor do I like the sound of my alarm going off telling me to get up. Mornings have just always been a struggle for me until recently when I discovered the perfect morning pick me, you know, like the thing that makes me jump out of bed each morning (well maybe not jump but you get the idea). It all started with a desire which turned into a love and passion. Now you’re probably on the edge of your seat wondering what this thing is that i have so deeply fallen in love with and trust me i will get to it but first let me explain how I got there.
In my previous post I mentioned that waking up with a heart full of gratitude can change your whole body, mind and spirit for the day. Well i have taken that on board and gone a bit further. I wake up each morning, make myself a tea (great for making me realxed) and sit on my balcony. I watch as the sun rises from the horizon, bringing light and life into the world. As i sit in awe of Gods creation, I use the time to thank Him for the things he has blessed me with. Just by being silent and still in His creation, makes my mind calm and my spirit rejuvenated, bringing me to a perfect place to hear from God.
Now hear comes the morning pick me up… as I sit in the beauty of Gods creation, I pick up my bible and read. The words inside are so full of life and love, knowldge and insight. Each day there is something new Gods wants to show me, remind me of or challenge me with. It doesnt matter what I read or how many times I have read it, God still amazes me by how powerful and alive his Word really is. By having this special time with God each morning I am allowing my body, mind and spirit to be filled up with gratitude, appreciation and a love for the life God has given me.
So that desire, love and passion I have recently found is a desire to know God more intimately, a love to read his Word each day and a passion to live it out. This is truly the best morning pick me up.
2014… And so it begins, a life changing year ahead as a prepare for and marry the man God has so deeply blessed me with. My heart is so full of gratitude right now. I am so grateful for all the things God has blessed me with. To just know I am loved and looked after by the creator of the universe fills my heart with joy. I have set myself a challenge this year. Every morning when I wake up I am going to find one thing I am grateful for and praise God for that. I believe waking up with a heart full of gratitude is the secret to unlocking a positive attitude and calm spirit for the day. By shifting my focus off myself and onto God, I am allowing myself to be more open to seeing things the way God does. This year I want to continue growing into the woman God has called me to be. I never want to stop growing or learning the wonders of our God.