I will never forget the first time I felt the wonderful warmth of God’s favor. I was completely and forever changed. There is no place more comfortable or satisfying than in His presence. I am overwhelmed with gratitude at the knowledge He also desires our time together and loves to hear the sound of my voice.
The Sunshine of a Grateful Heart
The new day’s sunshine warms the land.
The smile of God warms the heart of redeemed man.
His love is evident at every turn.
It cannot be bought, it is not earned.
His love like the sunshine falls on the just and unjust too.
It too when treated with disrespect may badly burn you.
God’s favor is as sure as is His love.
It surrounds, and rises from within, and falls from above.
Allow its sweet benefit to wash over you;
In its holy sun shine move.
Perhaps the joy of salvation has been pushed down,
By the threatening clouds of life all around.
You need to remember God is in full control.
He has a sure hold on your soul.
He smiles at remembrance of your smile.
Such is the love He has for His child.
He is pleasured by the sound of your voice each day;
And draws close when you pray,
He is glorified when in remembrance you come,
To revel in the warmth of Jesus grateful for all He has done.
As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.