Think of living life in Christ as driving down the road. If you focus on the destination ahead, you will get there. If you keep staring at the myriad of buildings, pedestrians, bikes, lakes, trails, etc. (the distractions), you are much more likely to crash and at the least not be as efficient at driving. Drive through life focused on the eternal destination ahead. And God remains your Power Source, Companion, Comforter, Guide, etc. So cool!❤
Here is a short list of important things to NEVER say:
1. I can’t.
2. It is their fault.
3. I will never do that.
4. I can do this without help.
5. I don’t need the Lord.
6. Church is full of hypocrites, I am not going. (The world is full if hypocrites- we are all human.)
7. Well, just this once.
8. Any lie.
9. No one understands/loves me/cares/gets me/wants me around.
10. Anything negative or discouraging.
That is my short list. If anyone is interested, I can expound on why, but the truth is that these statements are particular dangerous and/or sinful. If we are on an eternal track here, which we are, I would like to remain positive and obedient to God to ensure my relationship is close enough to God to make the rapture.
Tomorrow, I will write my short list of things to say at least every day.❤
When my daddy was still alive, he was my rock. He was the one person on earth (other than my best friend Shawn) who loved me unconditionally no matter what. Since he passed, I needed a new rock to support me. And when I found my Rock to support me, love me and lean on, I realized He should have been my Rock all along. This Rock is Jesus. I was close to the Lord most of my life but still tended to lean on my daddy for support and strength because He was the strongest person I knew. And I realize now that all this time and even now Jesus is way stronger and should have always been my Rock. I mean, He defeated death and that after enduring the worst beating in history and dying for sins we committed. This is the strength and love of our Rock, the Holy Savior who longs to be our Rock. I cannot tell you how much peace and joy come from humbly relying on Jesus Christ for everything I need. You have to discover that for yourself if you have not already. It is never too late.❤
In the Eternal Scheme of things…
Petty arguments are not important afterall.
Cobwebs are good if found on bad memories.
Toes in the sand are way sweeter than fangs.
Adopted by God is better than accepted by anyone/everyone else.
God’s opinion is the only one that matters.
What we carry with us is enough to be content and happy.
It is the eternal scheme of things which truly matters.❤
I grew up in Michigan and loved carpet because it was warmer than hard floor. There was a softness and cushion (ours was worn out but you could imagine it there and see it when furniture was moved lol). To me, it was warm and beautiful and cozy. In Florida now, where carpet is hard to come by, it is also now thought of as super ugly. Because it stains, can hold smells, holds dirt that cannot be retrieved by normal vacuuming, and holds heat.
Of course I was thinking about this and realize that those things about carpet that make it ugly are also in our brains. Yes, I am weird, let’s move on and hear me out. Our brains are collectors. We collect memories- good and bad- we hold them with their stains and dirt and smells. We have a trap door for all the garbage we put in there. And we vacuum to tidy up a bit but that pesky dirt is still there. When we get really convicted, we ask God for a thorough cleaning to get all the dirt out we cannot reach, and by His grace He removes it “as far as the east is from the west.” Them we let the rabble in again to put more dirt back in- filling our brains with more distractions and worldly lusts (maybe even porn), entertainment that glorifies humanity or demons rather than God, bad scenes, arguing and bickering, video games that glorify self or evil, social media that is narcissiatic, glorifying self. And all the while God longs to thoroughly clean us and keep us clean so we can spend time with Him and enjoy freedom and peace and joy and all the fruits of His Spirit and be beautiful again eternally.❤
Ever really wanted to get out of your head? Or needed desperately to see anything good? Or ever get frustrated and wonder if you are the only one who really wants people saved and they do not seem to care at all, like life will go on forever on this planet? All of these issues can be resolved or at least greatly minimized in negative value by praising God. Here is how and why and proof…
Praising God focuses your thoughts on the Highest Power, Who happens to love you enormously. Such a focus on Someone so much more powerful, loving and yes, perfect elevates your mind from the menial physical world to the grand eternal one. When we do this, it puts things into their proper temporary perspective and the eternal spiritual world rises in prominence. When this happens, we are reminded that God who loves us wants and can help with anything we are going through. And this is liberating. We do not walk alone unless we chose to. Likewise, anytime, anywhere we can have the God of the universe answer our humble prayer we choose to pray and help us and just be with us. Proof is my life. When my dad and two beloved close friends died around the same time, I became depressed and withdrew from everything and everyone. I was numb and felt so alone and had no energy at all. This went on for some time and became habitual. Then God pulled me out and started me on a regiment of reading my Bible, then praying, then praising Him. Once I started that, my perspective changed in the ways I said above. And n it is legit, it is real that positive change and focus and healing occurs when we humble our hearts and praise God every chance we have. ❤
Want an easier day? Focus on Jesus Christ. It works every time. If life is ugly, much going on, lots to handle, many distractions, unkind words, bad drivers around you, just too much self-thinking, whatever it may be… whenever you focus on Jesus- read the Bible, humbly pray, praise and worship Him, talk to a friend about Him, help someone in His name for Him then the day goes easier and better, focus is right, balance is there, you have a great day. Make it a habit. It changes your mindset and attitude for the better. And God gives peace and joy in return. It is beautiful!❤