A couple of years ago, I did something interesting. As the year began, I made a resolution to be thankful every single day of the year. I have to say the results were amazing! You see, gratitude changes our perspective and outlook on life. It’s impossible to be thankful and negative at the same time! When we choose to give thanks to God for the blessings in our lives, we are literally ushering ourselves into His presence. It fills our hearts with peace, joy, and hope.
Moses was one who hung tough, who refused to give in or give up, who decided that no amount of odds against him would cause him to surrender. He had staying power. He possessed the disciplines of durability.
God's Spirit works in every believer. He does not limit Himself to pastors and missionaries. If you've received Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, then residing within you is the same great power that raised Christ from the dead. The Holy Spirit pours His energy into creating godly character in all who follow the Lord.
We gain the greatest benefit from being silent and tranquil—cherishing the opportunity to reflect on Christ’s birth and what our Savior really means to us. It is amazing the blessings and sense of peace we miss when we don’t take the time to be still and see how God is moving.
One of the names of God is Jehovah Jireh, which means “the Lord our Provider” or “the Lord will provide.” It’s wonderful to know that God is our source for everything we need, and He cares about everything we care about. There’s no need so small that He doesn’t know about it, and nothing too big that He can’t provide for us.