Thursday, August 28, 2008

You Are God's Masterpiece!

God longs for us to be like a well watered garden, flourishing, full of joy, always in blossom. Yet many times, due to situations that are happening in our lives, we don’t necessarily feel like we are in full blossom, rather we feel like we’re in a dry spell.

When this happens, instead of giving up and accepting your present circumstance as your lot in life, decide to praise God more than you ever have. In the Bible, the psalmist said, “I will keep on hoping for You to help me. I will praise You more and more.” When we decide to give God praise, something powerful and supernatural happens. Peace, joy and divine favor begin to rain down over our lives.

By praising God at all times, what happens in the natural with rain, will be the same spiritually over your lives; a cloud can only hold so much condensation, so many vapors, before it releases. In the same way, when you keep sending up praise, you keep singing, “God is good all the time,” that cloud can only hold so much before the blessings come bursting back down. When you stay full of praise, God’s blessing will begin raining down, making sure that you are always in blossom; causing you to bloom where you’re currently planted, even if you’re in a dry spell!

Wanted to share this devotional with you in hopes that it might be of encouragement to someone. I hope everyone has had a good week as it's coming to an end. I have had a whole week off from school and the next semester starts next week. It's been like heaven on earth and the break has been so nice. I don't realize how much I need it until the time comes. It allows me to get rejuvenated, slow down a little (even if it's for a week), spend time with my family and for myself. I hope everyone's week has been a peaceful one :)



Holly said...

Your week off sounds soo nice!! Thanks for sharing the devotional.

Michaelene said...

Glad you got a little bit of a break -- I remember ALL too well!

The devotional you shared is great! I was taught to Praise just for Praise's sake, everyday! So, thanks for the affirmation.

Hope you have a great weekend, sweetheart! Thanks for keeping in touch and checking in on us!