Psalm 119:15-16 New International Version (NIV)
15 I meditate on your precepts
and consider your ways.
16 I delight in your decrees;
I will not neglect your word.
Keeping your mind stayed on positive things makes life better. It is easy to doubt, be stressed, frustrated, allow worry to come, but we must turn those thoughts to positive. God is a light in a dark place and prayer makes a difference.
Ephesians 6:13-15 New International Version (NIV)
13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
I know that being still can be hard. I know that trusting the process of somethings can be hard too. I also know that while we are still, God is still at work. Behind the scenes of life is a way maker. God is at work and wants the best for us. Our mind can be a battlefield of thoughts and we must think before we speak. I always say to purpose this a good day because there are days that are hard, but we can also make it a good day.
BE STILL ~
Have you ever tried to get a toddler dressed? Sometimes they move so much and you find yourself saying, "BE STILL". Well that isn't happening because a toddler moves a lot. I found this example one of how God must feel about us. We are his children and we need to be still at times and just listen. We need to be still at times and trust him. I think this is a good example of his love.
MY PATH ~
I heard Joyce Meyer ask, "are you a God pleaser or a people pleaser?"
God is trying to get your attention today. Take time for him and pray but praise. God hears you and know that. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.