Suddenly I am reminded of the goodness of God. The Bible says:
Psalm 23:6 New King James Version
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Just like the Bible says to train up a child in the way he/she shall go, we need to train our own minds to focus on what is true. People can say harsh things to us and we have a choice to argue back, make peace and to let it go. It takes us years to train our minds and something suddenly can happen, then we feel a million miles pushed back. Waking up once again to know I can do all things through Christ and I will purpose my mind to serve God, plus trust him.
Proverbs 4:23 New International Version
23 Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
The thoughts that come into your head can be those of choices. One to do this, or two to do that. Make sure you follow the voice of God and be kind. Doing the right thing isn't always easy especially when someone else treats you wrong. I am getting older everyday but so are you. We must learn quickly the ways of God, train up our own minds and living in freedom of thoughts. Freedom of yesterdays and hope for today. Cast it off and allow new thoughts to come your way.
MY THOUGHTS ~ ARE THIS
Nobody said life would be easy. I guess I often live in Sparkie-Land and wish everybody could just get along. That kindness would over flow our lives and frustrations would go far away. I can only do my best to be me and allow others freedom to be who they are. As a kid who lived in a home of frustrations, lack of money and struggles in many ways, I never wanted that for my own home or children. I quickly learned in life that our own choices make us a better person or bitter person. Often times of a mixture of both and I'm still learning even this day.
I've learned to enjoy the moments of life because things change. I started a new normal for Thanksgiving time and that changed too. I don't make traditions anymore, I make moments because that is what works for me. I make decisions to live in a happy Sparkie-Land and changing the things I can along the way.
I pray today for you (reader of my blog). I thank you for your time, your likes to my blog and support. I pray daily for you, your family and friends. I don't know where you are today in life, but God certainly does. He does hear the cry of your heart, the desires of it and is always working behind the scenes of your own life. Even if you feel far away from him, he is working. Things might no be as you thought it would, but it certainly can change as your thoughts change. Purpose good thoughts and hope today. Cherish moments of life and live in freedom of mind. All we can do in life is our best and surrender our thoughts to God's plan.
Happy new day to each of you!
Count this new day a blessing and put good things within your mind.