I started my day off great yesterday. It was early and I wrote my blog on GOD IS ABLE. I felt encouraged by words written and posted Philippians 4:7 ~and the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Then things started happening. I upset two people, then it moved to another one and I got a text message of hurting someone else. All of this happen early morning and I had to restart my day. I asked myself if anything of the above was done to hurt someone or selfish on my part. That answer was no and I did have a heart of good intentions through it all. I found myself asking God to help me renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Lamentations 3:22-23 English Standard Version (ESV)
22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
After praying and asking the Lord for help, I found myself with a different attitude. I ask God to help me start my day over. Then I began to figure out how I could have done somethings different. Not everything is your fault and you can't fix it. Yet, there are somethings we certainly can change and need to do so.
Lifeis about sharing and living in being stedfast in God. Knowing his word and living the best we can daily. I am human and make mistakes.
Romans 12:1-2 New International Version (NIV)
A Living Sacrifice12 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.
As a new day is here, remember that sometimes we must start our day over. That simply means to start your thinking pattern over. Things will happen to each of us and some will be hard. In those times, go back to asking yourself if you heart has one of good intentions. I remember Darlene teaching on this and it is something that stuck with me. People make mistakes, say words that hurt and if ask that question, we understand it better. I remember saying something about a person who hurt me. I ask myself if they have a heart of good intentions and that answer was yes. So it needs to begin again and I need to let go of somethings.
I like to write from the middle of my heart because that's where it all began. When I gave God my heart, I didn't realize I needed to give him my thinking pattern. My thinking that can me a million miles without leaving a chair. My thinking can be wrong and I need an attitude adjustment. I am not perfect and my feelings can get in the way. So I have learned to stop and begin the day again. I have spoke words out loud to myself to simply stop thinking that way and start over.
Life is so short. Each one of us go through different seasons of life. Yet, each season holds God who is able to answer our needs, wants, desires and guide us with his plan. Jeremiah 29:11 a plan, a promise and a future. I have learned not to compare my life and treat others with harsh words. Words can build up or tear down. Words are powerful to others and to yourself. Speak words of life daily to you and it simple comes out normal to others.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Keep a heart of good intentions.