Thursday, July 23, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I think this needs to become my new mantra for awhile.
I seem to be so focused on circumstances that there are times I forget that God has everything in control and I just need to trust him.
I must admit that there are times when the pile of bills on my desk, my aches and pains, everyday drama that comes with raising teenagers and everything else seems to easily come to the front of mind. I must push all that aside and I stop and close my eyes and say "God, you are in control." Also at that moment I begin to count my blessings. I can't focus on the negative when I'm praising God for cool days and evenings that have made it unnecessary to turn on the air conditioner (lowering my electric bill); or a picture on the wall of my cubicle drawn in bright Crayola colors by my 4 year old. Daily I thank God that I have my job. So many associates have been laid off and I actually found myself sitting at my desk praying for those around me who were leaving. "Lord, be with my co-workers please. Let them know you are God. Comfort them and watch over them and their families Lord. Amen" This is what I prayed.
Do you sometimes let focusing on your circumstances get in the way? If I'm not alone what do you do to help you refocus?
"So put on the full armor of God so that when the day of evil comes you will be able to stand. When you have done everything to stand. Stand firm then with the belt of truth buckled around your waist and the breastplate of righteousnes in place"
Okay so now I've looked at my Bible and I did miss a few words but I don't think I did too badly.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
I think I did that one right from memory. I might have gotten a word turned around. Oh yes..it should be "Tell God what you need...."
For the upcoming week I'd like to learn Ephesians6 6:13-20 The "Armor of God" verses. I really need to learn those by heart so I can use them each day.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
I thank the Lord for a roof over my head, food to eat, and a job.
I thank the Lord for other Christians who are constantly praying.