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"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father..." James 1:17. "Give thanks to the Lord , for he is good; his love endures forever" Psalm 107:1.
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There are times when it seems as if God is so far away; distant or even disconnected from us, our everyday lives and daily goings on. It becomes easy to dwell on the negatives or on what we don't have. It becomes easy to disregard Him and to try and take control back into our own hands.
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But how often do we take a good look around us at all the good things He has already blessed us with? How often are we truly thankful? A hot cup of tea on a cold night. Books to read and get lost in. A comfy bed to sleep in. Good catchups with dear friends. A job that earns us money. The sound of pouring rain on the roof. Ears to hear soul-stirring music and the voices of our loved ones. Eyes to see the beauty of nature... The list could go on and on, and is unique for each of us.
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 When God feels far away, just stop and see all that He has lovingly given you and continues to give. And then give thanks!  Closeness with Him begins with an open and grateful heart. ❤
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"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father..." James 1:17. "Give thanks to the Lord , for he is good; his love endures forever" Psalm 107:1. . There are times when it seems as if God is so far away; distant or even disconnected from us, our everyday lives and daily goings on. It becomes easy to dwell on the negatives or on what we don't have. It becomes easy to disregard Him and to try and take control back into our own hands. . But how often do we take a good look around us at all the good things He has already blessed us with? How often are we truly thankful? A hot cup of tea on a cold night. Books to read and get lost in. A comfy bed to sleep in. Good catchups with dear friends. A job that earns us money. The sound of pouring rain on the roof. Ears to hear soul-stirring music and the voices of our loved ones. Eyes to see the beauty of nature... The list could go on and on, and is unique for each of us. .  When God feels far away, just stop and see all that He has lovingly given you and continues to give. And then give thanks!  Closeness with Him begins with an open and grateful heart. ❤ . . #thankfulness  #grateful  #blessings  #countyourblessings  #james1v17  #psalm107v1  #ocean  #sea  #waves  #bethankful  #givethanks  #faith  #love  #God  #howhelovesus  #picoftheday  #instanature  #instagood  #thereishope  #truejoy  #newzealand  #nzscenery  #nzlandscapephotography  #naturephotography  #bluesky  #summer  #nature 
♬ When the oceans rise and thunders roar, I will soar with You above the storm. Father, You are King over the flood. I will be still, know You are God.♪♬
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Quite proud of the painting I created today considering that I hardly ever paint... It was fun though, and I am inspired to make more now! .
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♬ When the oceans rise and thunders roar, I will soar with You above the storm. Father, You are King over the flood. I will be still, know You are God.♪♬ ... Quite proud of the painting I created today considering that I hardly ever paint... It was fun though, and I am inspired to make more now! . . #acrylicpaint  #painting  #moodypainting  #oceanpainting  #skypainting  #skyart  #oceanart  #art  #songlyrics  #rainyday  #faith  #instagood  #picoftheday  #inspired  #paint  #sky  #nature  #artistic  #proud 
Need to keep reminding myself of this lately. Tempted daily to stress and worry, and retreat into negative and doubt-filled thoughts about myself and current life issues.... Feelings can't always be trusted but God's unfailing Word definitely can be! He will always follow through on His promises ❤☝
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Need to keep reminding myself of this lately. Tempted daily to stress and worry, and retreat into negative and doubt-filled thoughts about myself and current life issues.... Feelings can't always be trusted but God's unfailing Word definitely can be! He will always follow through on His promises ❤☝ . . . #heprovides  #faith  #encouragement  #philippians4v19  #God  #christian  #calligraphy  #handlettering  #floralwreath  #acrylicpaint  #paintedletters  #verse  #joshua1v9  #faithart  #floralpainting  #practicemakesprogress  #handdrawntype  #paintedtext  #instagood  #pretty  #art  #artwork  #drawing 
For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He  is a shield to those who walk uprightly.
Proverbs 2:6‭-‬7.
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For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly. Proverbs 2:6‭-‬7. . . . #wisdom  #faith  #dailyverse  #bibleverse  #proverbs  #scriptureverse  #naturephotography  #naturelovers  #instabeach  #beach  #ocean  #summer  #wanderlust  #sunshine  #bluesky  #skylovers  #travel  #newzealand  #nzscenery  #seaside  #wise  #dunes  #instagood  #picoftheday  #photography  #mountmaunganui  #papamoa  #love  #beautiful 
He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul.
Psalms 23:2‭b-3a.
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Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
Psalms 46:10.
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#sunset #beachsunset #beach #skylovers #summer #wanderlust #instagood #dailyverse #picoftheday #beautifulnature #naturelovers #naturephotography #bestill #psalms #faith #love #skyphotography #nzscenery #nzbeaches #newzealand
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9.
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The sunset at the dunes tonight was just spectacular. Amazing shades of blue and pink. God is the ultimate artist! 😍 #sunsetsky #beachdunes #beautifulnature #beautifulcreation #instagood #nzscenery #instasky #skylovers #summer #eveningwalk #beach #beachwalk
Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.
Psalms 147:5.
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You give life, You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore
Every heart that is broken
Great are You, Lord
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#greatareyoulord #songlyrics #allsonsanddaughters #faith #summer #clearsky #instagood #instasky #bluesky #newzealand #instasky #instanature #hope #love #helovesus #christianlyrics #praise #worship #picoftheday
Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples! I Chronicles 16:23‭-‬24.
Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples! I Chronicles 16:23‭-‬24.
Standing here in Your presence
In a grace so relentless
I am won
By perfect love
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You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You remain...
Hebrews 1:10‭-‬11a.
You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You remain... Hebrews 1:10‭-‬11a.
Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord.
Psalm 31:24. .
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