Finding Pleasure in the Simple joys in life

IMG_1454The sky is simply astounding with beautiful colors of blue, white, grayish, and as I stand beneath its wonder, I find my soul and spirit greatly moved. As the sun slowly makes its way in closing another day towards evening, I am again thankful for the simple joys found in life.

I am thankful for my sight, for my taste, for my hearing. I am thankful for my mind, for my feelings, for my emotions, for my heart that beats life, and all that I am able to discover in expressing myself and viewing the wonder of God in the world.

When we are mindful and aware of our breath and the fact we are able to walk, talk, hear, and see, as many are unable, it is a good thing to give thanks in appreciation of all we have and all of who we are and all we are able to do in functioning in this world.

I am thankful for the quite times I am afforded. I am thankful for the joy felt in just taking a lone stroll in the early morning hours, spending this time with my Lord, whose love is a felt and experiential reality in my life.

Oh, the joy I have in being in Him, with Him, knowing Him, and oh what peace He offers, even in the midst of troubles.

There is a river that flows beneath my soul, a river where God’s peace stills my heart, quiets my thoughts as He calls me deeper into the things of the Father’s realm.
There is a river that overflows from the well of His resources, from the depth of His Spirit, that will never run dry.

There is a river of life that is coursing through my veins, spurring me onward, and this river is the river of God, who has become my source of all I could ever desire or need in this world.

Oh, how fortunate we are who have tasted of the Lord and have felt His goodness, been warmed by His mercies, have received His compassion, and that we are daily able to enter into His presence.

Oh, how He loves us as He beckons us to come further in, come deeper inside, come nearer to His throne of Grace, and taste of His Heavenly Love that He fills us with, touching our hearts with such tender, gentle forgiveness.

How fortunate we who know Him intimately, know how He steadies us in His care for us, and how fortunate are we, that He has promised to always be in us, always be with us, and that He will always remain our Father God who has pursued us with an everlasting love.

We, who are called the children of God, have been filled with a pure unadulterated love from our Father God, such love that stays in all time, such love that is true, such love as no other can give, yet we are known by Him and have been given such love for all our days.

 

Lorraine Taylor – Lay Minister

 

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