Some time ago I realized how easy it was for me to awaken in the morning and begin to feel overwhelmed by my day. I knew that I needed to focus on God first and not my “list” or my feelings.
But too often we dive into the day’s responsibilities unaware of the continual presence and intimate involvement of God in our lives. It’s easy to let our concerns of the moment become bigger in our heads than our God. What we need is a bigger vision of our great God and a simple way to nurture this vision.
The more we understand who He is, the easier it will be for us to trust Him.
John 14:26 says, “The Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
To stop my own habit of thinking negatively in the morning, I began the practice of asking the Holy Spirit to remind me of one character trait of God that I could focus on that day.
This daily habit has made a big difference in my understanding of how very big our God is and how very much He longs for me to be aware of His loving presence throughout each day.
One Devotional: One Verse, One Trait, and One Thought for 100 days is designed to encourage you to begin a daily habit of focusing on one character trait of our amazing God.
It is so easy for our lives to become about me and my stuff. When this happens we lose perspective and our joy begins to evaporate. God delights in revealing himself to us.
If we will begin to walk through each day focusing on Him and His character we will gain a healthier perspective on our stuff.
My daughter-in-law, a friend, and I developed the One Word cards as a fresh way of focusing on God’s Word. The content comes from my book One Devotional, the calligraphy is done by Jessica Blanchard, and the original paintings are by my daughter-in-law Christen Yates.
We found that having a visual reminder of God has helped us to focus more on who He is each day rather than on who we are or are not or on our issues.
We’ve since closed the business and no longer offer printed One Word cards, but when you join my email list, you’ll get an email version of these gorgeous cards once a week. Plus, you’ll get 4 free printable cards when you sign up!