Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
LIFE ~ is short
Decisions are made quickly and changes our lives forever. Holding tight to the word of God for strength and courage to face a new normal. This morning I felt to share the importance of one day and one life. I can look back and see how I wasted time in doing what I knew to do in life. I stayed stuck in my sorrows of life and I didn't see the blessings around my life. Today, I purpose to focus on what I do have in life and not what I don't have. So many changes even in one day.
Verse 2 above speaks of renewing your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is ~ his good, please and perfect will.
It is not always easy to see the plan of God for our lives. We are suddenly faced with a new normal and our minds try hard to understand. It doesn't make sense in some circumstances of life. For example, I really thought when my husband retired, we would be set for life. No worries about money, we could travel a bit and enjoy time together. Our retirement didn't turn out like we thought and we had to face a new normal. I woke up today just thinking about what is normal and I need to courage to let go of what we did years ago with money. It is often brought back to my mind when I think of a dollar.
It isn't God's plan that we struggle or that we are in want, but it is his plan to plan ahead. It is his plan to balance out our lives and prepare for tomorrow while living in today.
The Bible says this:
3 John 2:1 Amplified Bible (AMP)Beloved, I pray that in every way you may succeed and prosper and be in good health [physically], just as [I know] your soul prospers [spiritually].
COURAGE ~ ACTION
3 John 2:1 inside your heart. I pray that in every way you may succeed and prosper physically and spiritually. A prayer and the hope in a new day. So things didn't turn out like I thought in life, but life isn't over yet. There is something I can do about today and you can do about today. Turning our thoughts to God and once again beginning again. Don't stay stuck on what you can not change today, but courage to do what you can. I know when we keep replaying a story in our heads, it isn't always good for us. It is time for a new mindset and I feel change in the air.
YOU CAN DO THIS ~ Let me pray:
God, each of us are entering a new day. New thoughts and new beginnings in life. Asking largely that we see ourselves the way you do and the courage to change things that need to be changed. Your plan for our lives to to shine your light through our lives. Help us to stand strong in you and let go of what we can not change. The past is the past and we need you today. There are people who need jobs, homes, cars, new beginnings in life and those who just need a friend. Help us to look through eyes of you God and be an example to others. As people reach out to you, helps hearts to feel your peace this day. Let us be thankful for all we do have in life and become stronger everyday in you God. Help those who are sick and need miracles as well. AMEN
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.