Thanksgiving, Enter the Lord's gates with thanksgiving. Psalm 100:1, Giving Thanks for..., Things, People He has brought into your life, Nature, Your Unique Design
Praise, Enter the Lord's courts with praise. Psalm 100:4, Sepher Tehillim = Book of Praises, Christian Song Lyrics, Praise is a mark of the people of God and the whole of the Bible is punctuated with outbursts of praise., Nonbelievers are noted by their refusal to praise God., Verbal, God is holy, just, all-powerful, merciful, and loving., He is our redeemer, He has made possible the love connection., We are God's children now and forever., Think creatively about places and ways to express praise to Him, Examples, Stand in front of a window out on the beauty of God's creation and read aloud Psalm 19. Add your own words of praises along the way., Get a Bible Dictionary and look up the word God; express your own words of praise for who He is., Music, Join others during corporate worship, New node, Case Study: Isaac Watts
Write, a love letter to God, a poem to God
Walking with God (literally)
Regular Extended Time with God
have Quality conversations with Him
Have quality time in cool settings, like cathedrals or nature / lookouts / in the rain
As the deep pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?
Money, Case Study: +1% every year, You know, in the Old Testament people gave a tenth of their income, but we who have been blessed with the gift of eternal life through Jesus and have the Holy Spirit who gives us power should really give more.
Meeting the Physical Needs of Others, Staying attuned to the immediate needs of those around them. This is an expression of love to God that will not go unnoticed by the Father., Food, drink, clothing, and shelter.
Giving Encouragement, Think of verses of Scripture that helped me turn my life around, write them out on cards and give the cards to people when I feel it is appropriate. Many people have told me how much the verses have meant to them. I also pray with people. Prayer is a great way to encourage others.
Consider doing all of them
Helping people, Holding Open Doors
Touching the Untouchables, Be His agents for touching the untouchables, We tend to underestimate the importance of touch.. especially to those who don't regularly receive it., Ministry in Institutional Settings, Old Folks Homes, Prisons, Hospitals
HUGS! Hugging is a contact sport.
He helped Frances get her coat on, patted her on the back, and held her and as thehy walked to the car
I am sorry
I was wrong
What can I do to make it right again?
I'll try not to do that again
Will you please forgive me?
My Child, You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1 I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2 I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3 Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31 For you were made in my image. Genesis 1:27 In me you live and move and have your being. Acts 17:28 For you are my offspring. Acts 17:28 I knew you even before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5 I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12 You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. Psalm 139:15-16 I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. Acts 17:26 You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14 I knit you together in your mother's womb. Psalm 139:13 And brought you forth on the day you were born. Psalm 71:6 I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me. John 8:41-44 I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. 1 John 4:16 And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. 1 John 3:1 Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. 1 John 3:1 I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. Matthew 7:11 For I am the perfect father. Matthew 5:48 Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. James 1:17 For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. Matthew 6:31-33 My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. Jeremiah 29:11 Because I love you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3 My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. Psalms 139:17-18 And I rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 I will never stop doing good to you. Jeremiah 32:40 For you are my treasured possession. Exodus 19:5 I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. Jeremiah 32:41 And I want to show you great and marvelous things. Jeremiah 33:3 If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. Deuteronomy 4:29 Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 For it is I who gave you those desires. Philippians 2:13 I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. Ephesians 3:20 For I am your greatest encourager. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. Psalm 34:18 As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. Isaiah 40:11 One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. Revelation 21:3-4 And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. Revelation 21:3-4 I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. John 17:23 For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. John 17:26 He is the exact representation of my being. Hebrews 1:3 He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. Romans 8:31 And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. 1 John 4:10 I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. Romans 8:31-32 If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. 1 John 2:23 And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. Romans 8:38-39 Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. Luke 15:7 I have always been Father, and will always be Father. Ephesians 3:14-15 My question is… Will you be my child? John 1:12-13