Purpose in Appreciation

Taste and see the Goodness I place all around you! Get out and enjoy the fresh air, soaking in the sights and sounds I put near to enthrall you. There is purpose even in the simple act of appreciation. I want you to notice things like beauty, smell, and taste. Open your eyes to all I place before you today. Feel My love for you in the giving and receiving of these gifts. Point it out to others. Too often, people pass quickly by spectacular things, – so hurried and preoccupied with non-edifying distractions. Come to Me to show off the bouquet of delights you pick out from My offerings, allowing Me to share joy with you as we experience and notice things together. See how this eases your soul.

#Goodnessabounds; #nomoreanxiety; #Godsgiftstoyou; #enjoy

Your True Worth

Let’s talk about your value and worth. You tie it to so many unpredictable variables that are fragile, flawed, and ultimately unsupportive. The opinions of others are heavily tainted by their own experiences and opinions, which most of the time has nothing to do with you. The brief moments where you may be acknowledged by or shown appreciation from others will never sustain your inherent sense of being valued. It’s only by looking into My loving gaze that you can see and hold on to your true worth. Turn to Me often to see what “unconditional” means, and allow My tender Presence to heal your bruised ego. I love you just as you are, and you are truly precious cargo that I carry with Me. I deem to protect and treasure you always.

#youareloved; #youaretreasured; #Godcarriesyou; #beconfident

Steeped in Gratitude

It’s A-okay to receive the blessings I give you without feeling guilty, unworthy, or “too privileged”. I enjoy giving abundantly and freely. You are good at not taking things for granted. I love how appreciative you are when My comforts bring delight to you and your household. Stay Steeped in gratitude and combine it with trusting your inherent worthiness. I don’t want to hold back or dole out in small increments. Let Me lavish you. That’s how My Love works in this life. I know that in return you will be generous with others, as well.

#ReceiveBlessings; #nomoreguilt; #attitudeofgratitude

Choose Wonder and Appreciation

I know you are only one person. I recognize your weariness and worried nature. I am your God, and all who place their trust in Me will prosper. My plans are not to destroy you or break you down. Let Me reassure you: there is time enough for everything, even rest. You have worked hard for Me and I want to bless you with noticing and enjoying of My gifts of nature, sounds, sun, smells, laughter, & more. Today need not be such a stressful day. Make it one of Goodness where you choose to be in a state of wonder and appreciation. Relax, doing only one thing at a time so you can be fully present in the moment.

Satisfaction Even in the Undone

Wait in quiet trust. I am a generous God with plans to give you all you need and even more in abundance. What is of most value is our time together. Life doesn’t always have to be full of “wow” experiences to be satisfying and joyful. Sometimes it is best lived in stillness and quiet. You can stop pushing so hard. Joy doesn’t necessarily accompany accomplishment. Learn to be in awe even in the undone, anticipating Goodness to come. You can also appreciate Goodness in the here and now.

Presume Positive Intentions

Focus on good intentions behind other’s awkward words even when you are inadvertently hurt or offended by them. Know you are loved and I care for you, deeply. Others do, too. It’s hard to recognize that sometimes, I know, but it’s the truth. Try presuming positive intentions, then tell them you recognize and appreciate that they care instead of getting defensive. That’ll do for now. You can still keep your guard up until you feel safe, but until then, bring Me your tears. Return to Me and find consolation, comfort and rest.