Two of my most favorite people in the world were my grandparents. Many Saturday mornings growing up were spent waking up to the smell of coffee and my grandpa tugging on the retractable shade till the sunlight came flooding in like an unwanted guest, while simultaneously exclaiming in his jovial voice, "And the Lord said, "Let there be there light." Rise and Shine, sunshine!" To which I would always roll over, pull the pillow over my eyes and let out a small groan. I was not a morning person, a trait inherited from my mother. My grandparents, however, were. And every morning was the same routine. They would make a cup of coffee, and then my grandfather would retreat to his tan leather recliner while my grandmother perched herself in her tiffany blue swivel rocker and silently they would read their respective Bibles. And when I finally did drag myself reluctantly out of bed, she would share with me the Daily Word for the day. And even though my mom's parents, my beloved grandparents are not here with us anymore, their traditions have continued with my mom, sister and I. Every day, we start the morning with a cup of coffee or hot tea and the Daily Word devotional. In fact, I use the devotional as the 'letter of the day' for my 3-year-old. The first letter of the first sentence of each day's devotional is much larger and in bold type, so it has a dual function in my house! Well, if you're wondering where I'm going with all of this. Today's devotional from the Daily Word is perfect for what I know a lot of you are going through. So, I would like to share it with you for our post today:
God's spirit of recovery is fulfilled within me now!
If I am recovering from an ailment, I claim with faith and certainty my divine birthright to wholeness. I reclaim my power, knowing that my wholeness already exists in God-Mind. I am already perfect and complete on every level.
To embrace total well-being--in body, mind and affairs--I focus on the positive, life-enhancing conditions. I trade negative notions for revitalizing thoughts. I affirm empowering words that bless and reinvigorate my life.
In this way, my recovery accelerates. I am revived inside and out As God's spirit of recovery fulfills itself in me, my inner perfection is matched by an outer expression of health, renewal and accomplishment.
"He...strengthens the powerless." -Isaiah 40:29
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