Morning Text Messages

“Prayer and Forgiveness
Mark 12:25-26
25 And when all of you stand praying, FORGIVE, if all of you have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may FORGIVE you your trespasses.
26 But if all of you do not FORGIVE, neither will your Father which is in heaven FORGIVE your trespasses.
+Not FORGIVING others breaks our fellowship and relationship with God, and it gives the devil entrance to our lives.
+FORGIVENESS from our hearts toward others keeps us in FELLOWSHIP and RELATIONSHIP with God.
+Our practice of Forgiveness is one of the many ways of us submitting ourselves to God while resisting the devil so he the devil will flee from us.
•Remember not Forgiving others is SIN, and if we have the SIN in our hearts God will not FORGIVE us of our sins nor answer our prayers.
•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for your life. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus loves us while keeping our Faith, Trust and Confidence in Him.
•BLESSED you are and BLESSED you will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!”

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
(Psalm 128:1)
To live a life of thanks is to live a life of joy! During Advent, like little children waiting for Christmas Day, his tremendous love sets our hearts in PASSION mode. Saint Catherine of Siena once said: “If you are what you should be, you will set the world on fire!” GO!”

Game Changer: Gratitude

The abundant research out there already had us convinced that gratitude is a powerful tool, but we wondered: Is it necessary to be deliberate about a gratitude practice, or is it enough to just feel grateful when we’re moved to? Emmons says a practice is the way to go. “Left to their own devices, our minds tend to hijack each and every opportunity for happiness,” Emmons explains. “Whether stemming from our own internal thoughts or to the daily news headlines, we are exposed to a constant drip of negativity.” To offset this chronic negativity, we need to continually and perpetually hear good news. “We need to constantly and regularly create and take in positive experiences,” says Emmons. “Gratitude is our best weapon, an ally to counter these internal and external threats that rob us of sustainable joy. In gratitude, we focus on the giftedness of life.

Read the full article at BeWell : Why Having a gratitude Practice is a Game Changer and How to Start One .