Bakawan by Jason Miraples

Every morning when we wake up and see the beautiful things around us, we feel an overwhelming joy, realizing that once again we receive what God has laid for us all for the new day.

With this thought, it is just right for us to thank the Heavenly Father for giving us once again the greatest gift that everyone should be grateful for — the gift of life.

Giving us another day of life could be one God’s way to afford us a chance to ponder on the mistakes we have made and find means to put things in order. It is another chance to learn lessons from our mistakes, repent for the pains we have done to others, and forgive those whom, we think, have done wrong to us.

It is only in doing these things that we can find joy and become closer to our Lord Jesus Christ. This is so because if we refuse to forgive someone, it is impossible for us to feel joy. We can have joy and peace of mind only when the grudge, anger and hatred that rankle bitterly in our hearts vanish.

By forgiving those who wronged us, we can live a peaceful life and a life worth living.

We may break our promises willingly or unwillingly because our nature as man is imperfect, but if we are with God, every good deed we do brings joy to our life. And ultimately, we will see our Lord Jesus Christ to whom we offer all the good things for His honor and glory.

Food for thought from the Bible:
Come to us all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads and I will give you rest. Take my yoke and put it on you and learn from me because I am gentle and humble in spirit; and you will find rest. For the yoke I will give you is easy, and the load I will put on you is light. (Mathew 11:28)

If you forgive men for their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. (Mathew 6:14)

Quotes about life
You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth. — William W. Purkey

[box type=”tick” size=”medium”] Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. — Maya Angelou [/box]