PowerFrom the Daily Word, there is a very good reminder of the power we wield each day. “The actions I take express the power of God”.…When we are driving a car, or teaching a child, or even interacting with others, we are wielding power. We have the power to help and guide and nurture. Also there is the power to hurt others, and to cause great harm with thoughtless actions and deeds. And so it follows that when we can feel the spiritual nature of our self, and express that side with our own actions, thoughts and deeds, we can be humbled by the awesome power given to us through God. And there is an exciting thought that we can then use that power to become our best self and to do wonderful things.
ForgiveHow do we learn to forgive? In one respect, we learn by forgiving ourselves. And when we think of the past, and things we may have done that touched others, or hurt others, and if we have been forgiven, we can then strive to forgive ourselves and others. If we choose to have an open heart and a forgiving nature, we can learn to accept the past and the mistakes others have made. And we have to remember, (especially in this Growing Group!), that we are on a journey of learning and of growth. We will find that forgiveness is a gift we give to ourselves as well as to others. Our Bible passage this week helps us heal: Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
CommenceRemember that old saying, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life?!” If we can use our five senses and also our own inner self to learn and to grow, then we find it easier to forgive and to commence living in the moment. We will approach each new challenge, and each new day with an invigorating sense of purpose and joy. It is a good time to reflect, to pause, and to understand where we have been, before we move forward. With God as your guide, and with a new sense that there are many pages left to be written for you in your book of life, you can begin to realize the power you possess. Commence your life from this day forward with purpose and with focus, and you will find each day brings new rewards as it unfolds as God intended.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy-Matthew 5:7Mantra: This week I will begin by channeling the power that I know God has given each of us on this Earth, And from there I will mindfully meditate on ways the power each of us holds can be used for goodness and for the right purpose. I am going to learn to forgive myself, each day this week with a reminder of forgiveness for myself and others. And finally, I am going to concentrate on ways to begin anew! Things that I have put off, and things I want to do, are going to commence in some small steps that will lead to a major change in my attitude for living. Each day is new and I will commence living it to the fullest.