Rise and Shine God’s Powerful Champions!!!
It’s a Great, Great Day….
A great day to be thankful for all the abundant blessings that surround us…
You see, I realized that blessings are truly surrounding us and we sometimes, o most of the time, fail to see these blessings.
I, for one, am sometimes, so focused on how I fast-paced I think my life is, focusing on work and work and work,
that I fail to see the simplest and most powerful blessing God has given me – MY FAMILY…
In the past days, I was so immersed with my work, but God, I believe made a way for me to stop and enjoy the day…
enjoy life with my family.
So, here I was, on a Thursday morning, spending time with my wife and kids..
Singing, dancing and playing in the rain after enjoying a hearty breakfast with them.
My appointment in the morning was re-scheduled and then it rained hard.
God must have seen my frustration and disappointment, so HE brought heavy rains for me to enjoy with my family.
God lifted me up during these times filled with negativity…
It is during these times that I realised that, often, I neglect this very TREASURE GOD has lent to me.
You see, spending time with your family – not just Quality, but Quantity as well, is the best gift you can give yourselves.
By spending time with the people you love most, you are actually being blessed.
Family time is a great stress buster.
You will be in a positive mood because you laugh together.
You fill your heart with a very special need – the need to be valued and loved.
Your LOVE TANK will overflow because your family will give you unconditional LOVE.
Here are 6 Powerful Values that you can experience with spending sweet time with your FAMILY:
1) F – Friendship:
Your family members are the BEST FRIENDS you can ever have.
BEST FRIENDS tell you not what yo want to hear, but what you need to hear, and your family provide that.
You this Friendship which is based on truth and love so that you can improve more.
2) A – Acceptance:
No matter what success or failures you have, your family will Accept you because they Love you as a person, regardless of you position or title at work.
There are times when you fail at life, your family will be there to accept you and love and help you get back on your feet.
3) M – Mentoring:
Remember, all that you are today, is because of the selfless mentoring that God provided you with your family.
4) I – Inspiration:
The love of your family will inspire you to strive harder and improve on your craft so that you can become the best version of yourself.
5) L – Love:
This is the root of it all. Genuine LOVE.
LOVE that you can get from your family, most especially, you parents.
They have given their whole life amend are committed to stay by your side.
To applaud you in times of victory, to kneel with you in times of defeat.
To cry with you during painful times and to laugh with you every so often.
6) Y – Yearning:
And lastly. Having experienced all of the above, you will have this yearning,
the inner desire to spend more time with your family and to focus also to your BIGGER FAMILY which is the FAMILY OF GOD.
Truly, you will have that yearning to share the LOVE and JOY that you experienced with your family.
There is SO MUCH LOVE to go around…
These are just some NUGGETS I got in the past days.
Now, I challenge you to do these 3 tasks:
1) 3 times per week, spend QUALITY and QUANTITY TIME with your family.
You’ll be glad you did. Doesn’t have to be fancy and expensive.
It can be a simple dinner where you will laugh together.
Can be as simple as singing and dancing and playing in the rain.
2) HUGS AND KISSES.
Make it a point to Hug and Kiss you spouse and kids first thing in the morning.
Hug and kiss them again when you leave for work.
Hug and kiss them again when you arrive.
Or better yet, always look for times when you can hug and kiss them. BE GENEROUS.
3) Most importantly, PRAY TOGETHER.
I grew up during the time that the Family Rosary Crusade is active in Media, and it is said,
“The FAMILY that PRAYS TOGETHER, STAYS TOGETHER.”
Prayer is like a Glue that sticks us together.
That’s it. PERIOD.
Together, Let’s Pray this Beautiful Prayer of Thanksgiving that I got online…
Thank you for the beautiful world you made for us to live in.
You visit the earth and water it;
You greatly enrich it;
The river of God is full of water;
You provide their grain, for so You have repaired it.
You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth.
You crown the year with Your bounty;
Your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.
The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills rid themselves with joy.
The meadows clothe themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain,
They shout and sing together for joy.
Thank you so much, O Lord,
IN JESUS’ MIGHTY NAME WE PRAY…