It Feels Good To Be Loved

No calls or visits in awhile
No laughter hugs or smiles
Not that apart by many miles
So is being together on trial?

Nights and days pass away,
Without checking to see if everything OK
Wondering how long will this separation stay
The bonds of togetherness seem to be in disarray

Then all of a sudden out off the blue
The calls started coming through
It’s been awhile since we heard from you
I thought there was no care, but that was not true

And the spirits lifted and smile came to face
And joy was in and all over the place
Feeling loved and being a part
Lifts the spirits and makes merry the heart

Scripture references:
Colossians 3:14, And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

1 Corinthians 13:4, Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is
not puffed up,

1 Corinthians 13:13, And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Living With Remorse

If your heart is right
You will feel remorseful for any wrong you’ve done
But once you have asked for forgiveness 1
And changed your ways
Should you be living with remorse?
I don’t think so, especially if God doesn’t hold sin against you anymore 2

But sometimes the negative past creeps in your mind
And over and over replays your sin
Many times the past can’t be fixed
Yet, the mind wants to bring up bad memories and past enemies
Against this, what are the remedies?

Accept God’s forgiveness for your sins and then forgive yourself
Focus on life in the present and future
Remind yourself of the good deeds you’ve done
Engage in activities that bring you joy and laughter
Talk to someone about past mistakes if it’s therapeutic
And seek other things that will put living with remorse behind you.

Scripture references:
1 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Jeremiah 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

The Simplest Task Can Become A Major Task

I was going to walk three blocks to corner store
When all of a sudden a major cramp came in my leg
Ohh, how a simple short walk became impossible
It reminded me
Doing some everyday routine things can be taken for granted
But get sick, or unable to perform them,
And the simplest task can become a major task

I used to hear about athletes not playing due to a small bodily injury like a sore toe
And I’d think, how trivial
How could something that small prevent you from playing
But then I experienced a toe injury
And while the body part is small
The pain is huge
And it prevents you from doing a lot of things

I feel like thanking God more now
To be able to do simple things with ease
Simple things can be overlooked blessings
Sometimes we want or pray for major stuff or miracles
Not realizing the greatest blessings are already with us.

Scripture references:
1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you

The above verse reminds me to thank God for every blessing and not to overlook the daily routine blessings He gives me everyday.

Psalms 75:1 (To the chief Musician, Altaschith, A Psalm or Song of Asaph.) Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.