Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mercy In Yellow

“It’s habits that can imprison you and it’s habits that can free you and when thanks to God becomes a habit, so joy in God becomes your life.”

At the beginning of this year, I wanted to work toward living purposefully.  To be aware of and daily seek to see God’s grace, mercy and love around me and be prepared to give them out.
I printed off the January Joy Dare, which gives a daily challenge to find joy in the midst of the day.  This actually was printed off, but set aside until today – the 10th! 

Today’s challenge was “to find 3 yellow things that remind you of fresh mercy”.   You were also encouraged to write them down and/or take pictures of them.  This morning started off gloomy as we awoke to some much needed rain.  Seeking some yellow seemed like a great challenge.  But the quote for January on the Year of Grace calendar says “Joy is always a function of gratitude, and gratitude is always a function of perspective.  I we are going to change our lives, what we’re going to have to change is the way we see.”

So, after asking God to help me look for His gifts in yellow, I found:

A yellow highlighter, used to highlight God’s Word and biblical teaching which renews His mercy in my heart.

A yellow sticky note:

Our church has a prayer chain, where a prayer need is shared and prayed for.  This morning’s request was written down on this sticky note, prayed over and passed down the line for a group of church family to pray for.  God’s mercy afresh in prayer.

A yellow book:

This book is a tool in our family’s journey to better health.  I haven’t gotten very far in it, but it represents to me, God’s mercy in our daily life, our food, our health and His wisdom in our choices.

Praising God today in the midst of daily life and seeking to share His blessings which are all around us, if we just have eyes to see!

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