Music Reflection Mondays : Heart and Happiness

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Beautiful Monday Morning to each of you!

I hope you made time this weekend to rest and enjoy some moments of time for yourselves.

Although my morning has started off cold and rainy I can feel in my heart that today and this week is going to be great not just for me but for ALL of us willing to not only see but receive God’s favour and blessings in our lives.

However, for us to receive God’s blessings in our lives we need to first take a closer look at what’s going on in our hearts.  I’m not referring to what is on the surface but what is deep within us that we often try to hide from ourselves and others.  The ‘real’ us under all the smiles and jokes.  The hurting us, that nobody sees. The longing us, that just wants to know and experience true love and happiness.

Many times we base our happiness on what our eyes can see and what we’ve been told. The truth is the key to happiness lies within our hearts.

With this in mind, my prayer for us today is that God creates within us a clean heart so that we can truly enjoy our lives not limited because of all the hurt, hate, sorrow, sadness and anger that so often consumes us stealing our joy and happiness.

Heavenly Father, we come humbly before You today to thank you for this new day that we are blessed to be a part of. We thank you for Your unwavering support, protection, guidance and mercy in our lives.  We thank you for Your love, grace, strength, wisdom and understanding. 

As we proceed to do ALL we have been called to do today and for the rest of the week we ask that You reveal to us the things within our hearts that are unpleasing to You.  We acknowledge that these feelings have been restricting us from receiving Your FULL blessing and favour in our lives. 

Help us to heal and remove whatever You reveal to us so that we can draw closer to You.  As You break and release us from these emotional constraints on our hearts may we find peace and joy within ourselves as we become the men and women You have called us to BE.  In Jesus name. Amen. 

We ARE BLESSED and HIGHLY FAVOURED.  Don’t you forget it! The sooner we realise and declare this can we experience the wonder that is all around us.  I am pleased to report that the rain has stopped and the birds have all come out to enjoy the brillant sunshine that has come out. 🙂

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Thank you for making this blog one of your stops in this journey called life.

I leave you with these songs that would help lift your spirits as they have mine. Take time to listen to the lyrics. Enjoy.

Wonder by Hillsong United

How Can It Be by Lauren Daigle

O’Lord by Lauren Daigle

One Minute by Mary Mary

 

Top 20 Life Lessons

I’m back! My short but sweet stay in Miami was great.  I stayed at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown Brickell area.  The hotel, my room, the staff and the food were all great.  The shopping was also good.  It was just what the doctor ordered. 🙂

It feels so good to be back home with my family and blogging again.  I’ve missed you guys.

                

My birthday celebrations could not have been better.  I spent it with the people I love and I know love me so much.   I am now 37.  🙂  I am truly blessed and grateful to have made it this far.

I pray and trust that the good Lord will continue to bless me with good health, strength, wisdom, understanding, patience, resources and the people needed to do all he requires me to do.

There is no question that I have a supportive and loving group of people and I thank God for them everyday.  May they also be blessed with all they need.    Over the years I’ve learnt so much.

Here are my Top 20 lessons:

  1. Trust and believe in God with all your heart (this has worked for me and it can work for you too)
  2. Value the people who value you
  3. Appreciate the people who appreciate you
  4. Say thank you
  5. Say how you feel
  6. Show your love for others
  7. Show love to yourself
  8. Believe in yourself
  9. Practice patience (easier said than done sometimes but it is necessary)
  10. Don’t let the fear of failing keep you from trying
  11. People will disappoint us from time to time but we should not give up on everyone as a result
  12. Think things through.
  13. Avoid doing and saying things out of anger and haste
  14. It’s important to review our relationships and the impact they have on us be it positive or negative and do something about it.
  15. Don’t stress the small stuff.
  16. Don’t create unrealistic expectations for yourself or others.
  17. We all make mistakes and fall short sometimes.  Learn from the experiences and move forward.
  18. Respect, trust and integrity are priceless.
  19. Be yourself, pretending to be someone you’re not will only hinder your growth and true happiness.
  20. Happiness starts with you – your thoughts, your attitude and your words.

Once we have life we have an opportunity to learn each day.  Not all lessons can be learnt from a textbook.  Open your eyes, minds, ears and hearts and you’ll see what I mean. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!