Friday, February 15, 2013
"For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us." Romans 8:18 It has been a difficult week. Moving my mother-in-law into her new house has had more of an impact on me and my emotions than I could have anticipated. While talking it out with my husband I have found that I place a huge value on family, and since mine is so far away I have taken comfort in knowing that my "other" family was so strong, and available. I have been working through a book on contentment, and struggle to find my worth, my satisfaction in the one person who cannot disappoint, Jesus Christ. I am blessed. I just need to pull my focus off the sadness and loss I feel and place it in the joys that can be found all around me...more importantly, the treasure waiting for me in heaven!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
"Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34 I will choose to live today in the present, not focused on mistakes already forgiven or in the fear of what tomorrow holds. I will accept my portion today with a joyful heart. Appreciate every moment for what it is, an opportunity to glorify God!
Sunday, February 10, 2013
"I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself up for me." Galatians 2:20 I struggle to find my worth in Christ. I place my joy in the hands of those less capable of satisfying. I have the desire to seek after God, but as with many things in my life I lack the diligence, the discipline and the follow through. What am I not willing to give up? What idols am I holding onto that make it so hard for me to hold fast to my savior. My prayer this day is that I can give God power in my weakness...that I can choose what is right, not what is right now.