Changed Lives — Testimonials for September 22, 2014
I received an email this week from Laura in New York. She has given me permission to share it with you. God works in our lives every day, not just through major trials. Laura's email showed how God uses Mindful Worship meditations in those everyday situations.
I have been getting so much out of the free guided meditations. I use the #4 New Every Morning daily. I have shared the link with many. Recently I was seeking one to review my day and prepare for a good night’s rest so this encouraged me to become a member. I really really enjoy #20 Sleep in Peace. This is now part of my nightly regime before going to sleep.
Yesterday I was feeling anxious when I got home from work (not too uncommon) and so I listened to #34 Know My Anxious Thoughts and it was exactly what I needed. It turned me around and the rest of my day matched the first half of my day and was everything I enjoy my days and evenings to be.
The day I signed up, I found #11 I Have Stilled and Quieted My Soul to be helpful when I get home from work so now I will have two mid-day meditations that I get much from.
These meditations take me out of myself so that I can be of maximum service to God and others. I don’t know why this happens to me. I’m not sure if this happens to others but I am chasing Joy and seeking knowledge of how to consistently have it without any stimuli outside of God’s love.
These things have I spoken unto you... that your joy might be full. - John 15:11
Remember that the Truths I teach you have all been given to you too (as to My disciples of old) with the idea of giving you that overflowing Joy ...
Search for the Joy in life. Hunt for it as for hidden treasure. Love and Laugh. Delight yourselves in the Lord.
Joy in Me. Full Joy it was I wished My disciples to have. I intended them to have it. Had they lived My Teachings out in their daily lives they would have had Fullness of Joy.
Thou will shew me the path of life, in thy presence
is fullness of joy, at thy right hand there are
pleasures for evermore. Psalm 16:11
I am a recovered addict. I am almost 56 years young. I am 13 years doing my part in God’s plan of bringing me to a place where I can wrest satisfaction and happiness out of this life by letting Him manage me and my affairs. I really want to be content and feel joy from just “being” and not from using any crutch to keep me up. I have nothing to complain about. Like Paul, I’ve lived in wealth, I lived in poverty, and today I am living in the middle. I believe I can go through all of them again and not lose sight of the Lord anymore. I am, however, seeking to have joy all the time. I do not understand why there is something inside of me always wishing for more, always wanting something I don’t have, or wanting something to lift me up. I don’t want more. I am content. I don’t even want to be up. I just wish this urge would go away. I wish I could
Hope you are not sorry you asked 🙂 This is my journey. I am crying, like David, for God to help me.
I’m not dying of cancer, not losing my mind, not suffering from any outrageous or consistent ailments but I know God cares about all of us. He cares about me. I’m not going through any big storms right now. I’ve been through my fair share of all of the above. I am at the best place of my life. I am just consistently experiencing low-grade turbulence. I think the Know My Anxious Thoughts is going to be very helpful.