It's very cold in Johannesburg today but beautifully sunny. I'm working from home, I'm still in my warm pyjamas and my study looks out over the garden; the birds are crowding around the seed feeder and my cats are playing (read - fighting, chasing, jumping, stalking, pouncing, LOL) at my feet. Today's word from Joel Osteen has reminded me to slow down and savour the day, instead of rushing through the day as I usually do. My to do list is always so long, there are always so many things that are urgent. My dear friend Sylvia always said that when we die, our inbox will still be full.
“Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom”TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
(Psalm 90:12, NIV)
(Psalm 90:12, NIV)
Sometimes, our days can be so full and busy that we forget how precious and fragile life here on earth really is. It can be so easy to allow little things to creep in and steal our peace and joy. Maybe something doesn’t go our way, or someone says something upsetting. Even traffic can cause us to get our focus off if we let it. We have to remember that each day is a gift. If we choose to focus on what’s wrong, we’ll miss the beauty that each day has to offer.
I encourage you today; don’t let the precious moments of life pass you by. Don’t wait for holidays and birthdays to show people that you care. Remember, each day is unique and irreplaceable. You have been given time that can be invested or wasted; hours that can be used or misused. That’s why the psalmist prayed to God, “Teach us to number our days.” He was saying, “Teach us to value every moment we’ve been given.” As you keep a proper perspective, you’ll gain a heart of wisdom. You’ll draw closer to God and experience the full blessing that He has for you!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift of today. I choose to focus on the blessing of each moment instead of allowing the little things to steal my joy. Keep me close to You always as I submit every area of my heart and mind to You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.— Joel & Victoria Osteen
And now a quick layout to share
This was a 1-page layout which I bought from The Scrapbook Company in Pretoria
I adapted it to a 2-page layout and as usual, added lots of photo's
of my beloved children