Hebrews 13:8 (NIV)
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Throughout life, we will find thoughts to become powerful. What we think upon matters. I was writing a friend and found myself going back in thoughts, to see how far God has brought me in life. I am a person who tries hard to stay positive and look for the best in each situation of life. I do have times when I must speak words of life to myself. I love this picture that says, "every accomplishment starts with the decision to try".
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
I love the book, "The Little Engine That Could". The little train is trying to go up the mountain and keeps telling himself, "I-THINK-I-CAN". The Dictionary says this: As it neared the top of the grade, which had so discouraged the larger engines, it went more slowly. However, it still kept saying, "I—think—I—can, I—think—I—can." It reached the top by drawing on bravery and then went on down the grade, congratulating itself by saying, "I thought I could, I thought I could."
Sometimes in life, we must encourage ourselves and tell ourselves "I CAN DO THIS". To overcome obstacles and situations of life. Sometimes we must press through and we the victory after. It is no surprise that God has created us to becomes winner and overcomes of all things. Throughout life, there are good times and harder times. Yet, it all works together through the power of God.
Philippians 4:13 (KJV)
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
The wonder of life can become a bit too much. I wonder what is next, or I wonder when things are going to change. Change is a such a good thing and yet such a hard thing. It just depends on what's happening in life. We have moments of so many tears and moments of healing. Life isn't always easy and we face a new day. I find it very important to take care of myself. That includes you too readers of my blog. Throughout life, we must take care of ourselves. Take a break, get a cup of coffee or tea. Call a friend and share life with someone. As I was talking to a friend, we can get so busy that we busy God out of the picture. We busy ourselves with so much now, that we forget to give praise for all we do have in life. Taking time for God and for you is so important.
Just like the little engine that faced that big mountain, it seems impossible, but he kept telling himself I think I can. Tell yourself you can do what you need to in this day. Take a few minutes for you too. Breathe and quote the scripture, "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens ME". You are the ME and you are important.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. I value your time in reading this, planting hope within your heart and a thought that becomes powerful today. Life can become better just by taking care of you. Quotes scriptures of hope and keep pressing forward. There isn't a mountain to big for God to handle and he gives hope daily. Purpose this a good day!