I hope you all had a happy Mother’s Day. I sure did! It started with going to church with my family at my mom’s church. It was just so good to be in church with my family. As I sat there, I felt so thankful. Thankful for my own husband and children. Thankful for my own mother who invested so much in my life. Just thankful!
My mother’s pastor said something that I have been meditating on ever since yesterday morning. Happiness comes from being aware of God’s presence. It isn’t based on what is happening in my life or what others are doing all around me; it is being aware that God is continually with me and surrounding me. What peace and joy that can bring; just simply being aware of his presence.
Being aware of his presence can only bring one thing; praise to him. Hebrews 13:15 “Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that confess his name.” NIV
The fruit of our lips – love, joy, peace, gentleness, goodness, meekness, faith, self-control – all words that raise him up and then in turn raise us up in our hearts and in our spirits!
Where do you see God at work? How can you be more aware of his presence in your life? No matter how things appear, he is there; working on your behalf!