A Happy Attitude

A Happy Attitude (Poem)

Poem: A Happy Attitude

This poem is about having a happy attitude.  Emotions are contagious.  How you start your day will determine how your entire day goes.  You can decide that today will be a great day.  You can decide that no matter what happens your attitude will be positive. Your decision will produce the best outcome for whatever situation you face today.

A Happy Attitude is very healthy for the heart

A happy attitude – it gives the day a great start

So be cheerful in the morning when you get up out of bed

It will make your day much smoother

There’s not much more which can be said

Happiness can be contagious

You should spread it all around

It’s a great you can pick up saddened faces off the ground

If you’re down at any moment, you should think a happy thought.

Think about it for a long time.  Think about the cheer it brought.

A happy attitude will alleviate your stress.

A happy attitude, my friend, keeps you at your very best.

Poem On Forgiveness
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Poem on Forgiveness

Inspirational Poem On Forgiveness

I hope you will enjoy the poem on forgiveness below. Many times people go for years angry with people and put up so many barriers to their heart that it is hard to break through. Make it a practice of not allowing things to easily offend you.  This is what leads to unforgiveness.  God wants us to be like little children in that we see no wrong in anyone no matter what they did.  That is not to say we excuse wrong.  Just don’t hold it against the person.

Forgiveness is a work of art
It mends the body, soul and heart

Forgiveness is a work of art
It tells us just how great Thou art

Forgiveness heals
Forgiveness loves
Forgiveness peels off layers sadness

Forgiveness is
Forgiveness was
The only answer to cure madness

Forgiveness mends relationships
Brings back a mother or a father
Restores a happy home again
Brings back a wayward daughter

Forgiveness wins the hearts of many
The greatest power to restore any–

Relationship

Forgive

Bible Verse On Forgiveness

Bible Verse On Forgiveness

Use This Bible Verse On Forgiveness

Bible Verse On ForgivenessMark 11:25-26

25And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. 26But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses

This famous bible verse on forgiveness should help us to have a firm foundation of what the bible says about forgiveness.  Forgiveness is a heart issue.  Being able to forgive is a selfless act.  It means you take yourself out of the equation and think about what other people want or what is in the best interest of other people.

Did you know that when you forgive, it also has the power to cause healing in your physical body?  Many people who have body ailments have resentment in their heart.  We must examine our lives to make sure we are not holding as they say, “ill-feelings” against another person.  Isn’t it ironic the term would be called “ill feelings?”  Unforgiveness comes with feelings that lead to illness in the body.

We have to practice forgiveness on a daily basis.  I used to confuse unforgiveness with hurt.  Sometimes we may forgive but it does not mean we do not still hurt but with time the hurt goes away.  It’s how you think about the thing you are forgiving.  If we want God to forgive us of our sins, we have to be willing to forgive others.  It is in His word.

Once you get the true meaning of this bible verse of forgiveness in your heart, it will be much easier to forgive.  Forgiving others relieves stress and anxiety which are leading causes of illness, depression and unhappiness.

Make it a practice to forgive others.  Ask God to help you and show you how to easily forgive so that your blessings will not be hindered.

Pray this prayer:

“Heavenly Father, may the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable to you. I choose to love and forgive as your word says we should. I choose to think on whatever is good, whatever is true and of a good report.  I choose to forgive.  I choose to love.  I choose to keep my mind on you so that I have perfect peace in you.  I thank you for helping me to develop a forgiving heart, in Jesus’ name.  Amen.”

Hearing From God

Hearing From God

Hearing From God Requires Commitment

Hearing From GodHearing from God requires commitment if you are going to have success.  This article shares one of my daily experiences in my quest to learn how to hear from God.

Sometimes I am so busy it catches up with me. Today was one of those days. I overslept this morning so naturally I got up hurried up to shower and dress, said a few words of prayer and dashed out the door.

As I was driving and looking at the time, trying to mentally calculate the time I would reach my destination, I began thinking about how I am always rushing and trying to be timely, which led me to think about my need to meditate and allow the Lord to talk to me. I wanted to hear from God. So I thought to myself, “I’ll do it right now, but I only got about five minutes to do so.”

So I said to the Lord, “I’m listening to you, Lord. Do you have anything you want to tell me?” “Yes,” He said. “You got your pen ready because I’m gonna talk to you.”  So I grabbed my pen excitedly because I was ready to receive this awesome revelation. And so he told me. “First of all, you need to stop putting me on a time limitation. You give me five minutes, of which much of which you can’t focus on totally because you’re driving. Second, you need to act as if I am always going to talk to you. Always be prepared to hear from me because I could have something to tell you at any moment.” God did go on to share some other things with me that he wanted me to know, but the main point he wanted me to get was I need to spend “quality” time to listen to His voice.

How To Hear From God

  1. To hear from God you must first be open and receptive to hear what He has to say.
  2. Be sure and set aside “quality time” with the Lord so you can hear him clearly.  This is key to being able to hear the voice of God.  Quality time involves a set uninterrupted time you dedicate to read/study the Bible in a quiet environment.  Outside influences and distractions don’t allow you to hear properly.
  3. Hearing from God requires the Holy Spirit.  You can allow the Holy Spirit into your life by reading the word of God and by inviting Him in to teach you, lead you and guide you.
  4. Keep a journal and write down what  you believe God is saying to you.  This is good practice.  You may not get it right all the time but by writing it down, you will begin to see a pattern forming and get better at hearing God.
  5. Always listen. Make a practice of sitting still and listening to see if you hear a small voice inside you.  It may not seem like anything significant but write down what you hear if you hear something.  Sometimes the hearing may be thoughts that come to you as you are quiet.  Write these thoughts down.
  6. Practice by asking God what to do in simple situations like what you should do first today, or how to handle a situation at work.

Being able to hear from God is kind of like a skill you practice to get good at.  It involves training.  This is how to hear from God.  God is always talking to us.  We sometimes don’t recognize when He is.

Pray this prayer:

“Lord, I thank you for always hearing me when I pray.  I invite your Holy Spirit to live in me.  I ask that you open my heart and mind to receive knowledge and truth from you.  Teach me to know your voice. Increase my desire for you as I increase my time with you.  I welcome your presence in me.  I welcome your teaching, your guidance and instruction.  I pray this prayer in Jesus’ name.  Amen.”  

Christian Dating Advice

Christian Dating Advice

Where Do We Go For Answers On Dating?

Couple DatingThere weren’t many places to go for Christian Dating Advice until the most recent years.  No one was talking about the proper way to conduct a proper male/female relationship prior to marriage.  A few preachers and other people that were perhaps more spiritual touch on “shacking up” and “fornication.”  But few are teaching the proper way to conduct a courtship in the Christian culture. Read more