Sometimes I just feel like the biggest jerk, and there are probably lots of reasons why I should feel this way. Last night I was awaken by a crying girl, flu, back ache. I took care of my girl, awaken again to pray. I think I did mumble 'really, God, don't You know I'm tired'. Fell asleep praying. That's a good feeling. Woke up... praying more. Prayed on my way into work.
One thing I have learned about when there are storms around me, keep your focus on the horizon. I say so many times that it is important to know God's Word. It is His love letter to each of us. Learn the stories, and to tell you the truth, sometimes I don't actually get it the first time I read it, but then the next time, Truth is revealed. Sometimes I can read the same passage 4 times in a month and more and more love is poured out from the pages in to my heart. I love that.
Things are crazy for me right now, I can't even begin to tell you. But I've learned in the craziest of times, to pick a verse and focus. I've decided that Phil 4:8-9 will be my focus. Last week it was Mark 4 and He kept revealing it to me in different ways.
I know that if I focus on what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy I will come out with a good attitude, HOWEVER, it doesn't just say, think about those things, it says PUT IT INTO PRACTICE and the God of peace will be with you. I have to say, that I find that to be true. When I focus on the things of Him, prayer, kindness, love, encouragement (all things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy) and put them into practice, I can feel His peace around me. So look out, there may be some practice coming your way <3
Lord, be my focus, today, tomorrrow, always. I loveYou.
8 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. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.