Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Friday, January 12, 2007


Phil 4:8 Finally, brothers, 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.

People are affected by their surroundings. I can take this to a new level. A very high one. It was a rough day, I think I walked into work with tears in my eyes. As the day went on, God’s peace surrounded me, until she walked up to me. She wants to hand over some new programs, which would advance me two additional customers, 4 programs, 8 commodities. That’s a lot. But I know she didn’t manage them right. I told her the expectations I had prior to her handing them off to me. It’s not done. And so she is setting up a meeting today for the hand off. I immediately began to get anxious. Broke down in the car over what things “might” happen because after all, I am not Miss Cleo… lol… And it hit me, one of my favorite scripture, one that I am sure God has burned into my head, don’t worry, each day has trouble of it’s own. It is not necessary for me to borrow trouble, I can deal with it tomorrow. And then I read my devotion for today. Phil 4:8. Put good thoughts in your head, and as Michelle would say, “surround yourself with the white light of Jesus Christ”. So that is what I am going to do today… and satan… hit the road, Tina already fired you.

Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own


Pat said...

Tina fired him and I stomped on him. I'm with you, lets live in that white light of Jesus Christ!

John Cowart said...

"God’s peace surrounded me, until"
Isn't that the way it always is?

I find it really hard to walk in His peace after the "until" of any given day.

PS: I really like the way you have supplied links to the Scripture passages in your sidebar. That's a great idea.

Sara said...

two of my favorite scriptures in one post! you're ministering to me while you're working through your life sister.

KayMac said...

hey, praying for your day.

mel capra said...

hey thanks for the encouragement. you're a wonderful addition to the family and a wonderful lady.

JT said...

Thanks for that! I love those scriptures, it was nice to bring them out! =)

Deb said...

Phil. 4:8 --one of my favorite verses too...and it's so true that when we remember to focus on the things that the Lord wants us to focus on --then everything seems to fall into place.