Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
Changes you, which changes your reaction to things. Have you ever noticed how you react without praying first? I certainly have and I must admit I need to think before I speak. I must pray before I react to somethings in life. God has a plan but we must lean into his plan. Jeremiah 29:11 speaks about a plan, a promise and a future. God didn't just create us and leave us alone. God continues to be there every step of the way. Sometimes we push him away and that's not a good thing.
TURN YOUR FOCUS ~
After you give your heart to God, it's important to spend time with him. You can do this by prayer, praise, worship music or sharing the goodness of God with others. When something hard hits our lives, we often think and worry. Not everyone does this but some of us do. What if we just turn that negative worry into a positive reaction. What if the doctor's report that was bad, turns to good? What if the job we wanted and didn't get, turned out to get a better job? What is we just trust the Lord with all our hearts and begin a new experiences of positive thinking? I like all those thoughts and I know that God is able to turn anything around in life.
Matthew 6:34 New International Version (NIV)
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
SET YOUR MINDS ~
My focus is positive
Philippians 4:8 New International Version (NIV)
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
I know that life brings things that suddenly happen. In those moments we can be positive that God is right here with us. Nothing happens without his knowledge and our reactions makes such a huge different. Stepping up to live by faith and saying I will hold on for you. I remember a time in my life years ago when I told Darlene I can't do this. I was so broken inside and her words was this, "I'll hold on for you". It made a world of difference in my life. It's great to know others truly pray and care about us. Sometimes all we can do is cry and I believe that God knows our cry. Just like a mom when she hears her child cry, he goes running to see what is happening. Maybe not all moms, but some moms do this. God cares and he show us daily by the painting the sky a different picture and sending people into our lives. There are so many other things too.
I will trust the Lord and turn my thoughts to his way. I want to be an example of kindness and living for Jesus. Through it all, I've grown through mistakes and it has helped others to share my story. Someone said to me once, if you went through that, then I know I can. People watch our examples and let us shine for God no matter what. Purpose this a good day and thanks for reading this today. I would love your prayers for my family and friends. I continue to pray for you, your family and friends.