5.18.16

Happy Wednesday to you!

Humans were created for fellowship. As a result, we put much thought and time into relationships. We expend great effort to ensure the longevity of those relationships that mean most to us. Any indication of the demise of a relationship crushes our spirits. Yes, we may enjoy moments of solitude, but life would be miserable spent alone.

In spite of this, how much effort do we put into nurturing our most important relationship?

More important than the connection we have with our parents, our siblings, our spouse, or our children is our relationship with God. His love for us is greater than any other love we will ever experience. God’s love never grows cold or apathetic. His passion for us is consuming and His heart is ever towards us. Consequently, it is vital that we keep the flame kindled in our hearts for God. Lavish God with praises because He is and not because He does good things for you. Worship Him without allowing your mind to wander. Devote moments in time for fellowship with Him.

Below are my list of scripture verses that I meditate on when I am craving intimacy with my Heavenly Father.  In addition, I’ve included two of my favorite worship videos that help me to refocus on God. If you are reading this message and you feel distant from God, be encouraged. Simply open up your mouth and pour out your heart to the Father. As you are longing to be in His presence, He longs to be in yours. 

Psalm 42:1-2

Psalm 63:1-8

Psalm 108:1-5

Psalm 84:8-11

Psalm 86:11-13

Deuteronomy 4:29

1 Chronicles 16:11

2 Chronicles 7:14

Psalm 27:4

Psalm 119:155

Isaiah 26:9

Jeremiah 29:13

Love, 

CompassionateLee

5.11.16

Happy Wednesday to you!

STEPPING IT UP

1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8

 

Sometimes, all you need to put your best foot forward is a great pair of shoes. Check out my favorites for spring and summer 2016!

Love,

CompassionateLee

Ephesians 6:15 As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace.

5.8.16

Happy Sunday to you!

Simple Prayers to Help You Get Through This Week

1. Lord God, I ask you to help me to do what is right that Your name may be glorified in me.

2. Thank you God for Your continual provision. May I retain a spirit of gratitude always.

3. Heavenly Father, grant me the ability to have Your perspective in this time of challenge. Help me to not only endure, but to experience breakthrough and victory in Your timing.

4. Lord, this is an extremely blessed season in my life. I rejoice not in the things that I possess, but I rejoice because of Your presence.

5. Lord of Hosts, I ask you to be an impenetrable fortress around my family, my friends, and my loved ones. I ask You to safeguard the lives of Your righteous children.

6. God, where there is confusion in my life, bring forth clarity. Where there is lack, God I ask You to take me from sufficiency to surplus. Where there is brokenness and sorrow, God I ask You to bring forth healing and joy.

7. Father God, show me how to be a righteous servant. Help me to have a generous spirit, a compassionate heart, and a willingness to help those in need.

Amen!

Love,

CompassionateLee

 

1 Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

5.3.16

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Did you enjoy the celebration of National Poetry Month here on LoveCompassionateLee? It was a pleasure to share some verses with you. If you haven’t had a chance to check them out, click HERE. You are always welcome to leave your own poems in the comment section. Today’s post brings back a weekly series that is the foundation of this blog. Personally, I believe sharing this series has led to so many blessings in my life. I know those of you who participate can also relate to the reward of thanksgiving. It’s liberating, inspiring, and highly essential. For me, giving thanks is like breathing. Without further ado, here’s my

WEEKLY GRATITUDE LIST

Thank you Heavenly Father for your reproof. It is a symbol to me of your great love.

Thank you God for your protection. I appreciate that you are always present with me.

I am grateful for my family: my grandmother, my parents, my brother, my aunts, my uncles, and my cousins. You all make life worth living, and I am proud to belong to you.

Thank you God for your provision. Every day of my life, you sustain me God.

I am thankful for life’s quiet moments.

Thank you God for the struggle that comes with maturation.

Thank you God for healing broken people.

Thank you Lord for allowing me to experience true friendship.

Thank you God for teaching me the power of forgiveness and the freedom of letting go.

I am grateful for honest people.

Thank you God for laughter on behalf of everyone who was able to experience it today. What a much needed release!

 

Now it’s your turn! Yes, you! What are you thankful for? Don’t be shy, share your own gratitude list in the comment section. Also, be sure to purchase a journal and keep the gratitude flowing everyday.

 

Love,

CompassionateLee

Psalm 96:8 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.9 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth. 10 Say among the heathen that the Lord reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously. 11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.

4.30.16

Happy Saturday to you!

April is National Poetry Month. Here on the blog, we're going to close out the week by sharing some verses. If you're a lover of this art form, feel free to share your own verses in the comment section below.

Untitled Poem

I knew I was a claimed treasure

That's why I strut past the confusion

Unaware of those not noticing

The glory that was me

I loved with thoughtfulness

Yes, unabashedly

I became synonymous with passion

The brightest flame

Burning deeply

It gave me thrill

I was high

On my authenticity

I was me

Unapologetically

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Love,

CompassionateLee