When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. Willie Nelson
Meditation: The news each day are overwhelming. And often they are not good news these days. I find myself cutting off the radio or TV with a foul taste in my mouth. Sometimes I even feel like throwing up. This is how toxic that which I took in feels to my body. How must my soul feel when even my body revolts?
As I then use body movement therapy by shaking imaginary toxins off my arms, off my legs and off my whole body, I make a first move towards healing and resistance. And when I then center myself, and allow my soul to focus and start counting my blessings, I shake off hatred, feelings of fear and disgust and apply the balm of gratitude. When I start counting my blessings, when I remember where my source of life and strength comes from, my whole life, my attitude, my emotions begin turning around.
Prayer: Healing and liberating God, as I shake off the mud and toxins of the day, as I spend moments of intimacy with you and remember myself in your care and in your blessings, I develop spiritual immunity. I develop gratitude that transcends the news of the day. God, as a nation, remind us how to shake off, to vomit out, to detox and then come and rest in you. Amen
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28