Good morning good people! It’s getting cold outside! Grrrr me no likey! But it is Mix-up Monday!
Mondays are the days that I’m going to challenge you to step outside of your comfort zone. If you normally try to get a close park, try to park in the back (a lil exercise won’t hurt you.) If you have someone at work that despises you, smile and wave at them (I’m sure that will confuse them for the entire day.) You know some one is gonna be ashy!!!! (Hide your lotion) J/K
Make someone know that they are special today. You never know who needs to hear it. Even if it’s yourself…
Have a blessed day and start the week off right!
Courtney Stevi Opie
Good morning good people. I woke up this morning with a song in my heart.
"Grateful grateful grateful gratefulness is flowing from my heart!"
Sometimes people might be confused about how you can be so grateful when in their eyes you have nothing to be grateful about. That’s just the enemy confused, because he’s tried so much to get you to speak against the goodness of your God. He’ll never understand how you can stand in victory when it seems as though you’re in the midst of your defeat.
I’m choosing the phrases “in their eyes” and “it seems” purposefully. Because they can’t see what your God sees. Nor will they ever understand the grace and mercy God has shown over your life.
I should be dead. I shouldn’t be here to write this message to you today. But God kept me here for a reason. And that reason is to remind you and to encourage to keep praising your God with all gratefulness in your heart, because He didn’t have to wake you up this morning. He didn’t have to make a way for you to eat today. He didn’t have to clothe you. He didn’t have to give you that promotion that you didn’t deserve. He didn’t have to pull you out of that hospital bed. He didn’t have to do anything…but He did. Out of grace. Out of mercy. The least you can do is just open your mouth tell others how good He has been, especially when they look at your life and don’t understand…Take the time to explain. You’re a living testimony!
As am I
Courtney Stevi Opie