Sometimes I'm not very good at putting my thoughts to words in a cohesive, readabable format. I get writer's block with the very first sentence. This usually happens when I'm writing about something that's more on the serious side and less on the humorous. But I decided I'm not going to let that discourage me from sharing a couple verses that have really helped me lately and have given me a peaceful feeling that only the Lord can give.
With our study on marriage in Sunday school winding down and the past LNO sessions (which I've shared about in previous posts) I've attended, I feel like I've learned a lot about not only being a wife and mother, but also being a child of God.
My thinking needs to be intentional.
Being intentional with your thinking has a big impact on your mood, your tone, and the way you view life in general. Last Sunday, one of my Sunday school teachers asked, "What do you think about in your free time, the few times in the day when you can just sit and think, like when you're driving, waiting in line somewhere, showering, etc.?"
She asked us if we thought about negative things, such as what you should have said to that certain someone who made you angry, or things you wish you were better at, or items you wished you owned, or people that irritate you?
Or do you think of the positives, the blessings in your life, the people who love you for who you are, the things you are good at, etc?
It seems that a lot of times our brain naturally goes to the negative. But the Word of God actually tells us to do just the opposite. The Lord wants us to be happy, to succeed, to find the joy in our lives that He's provided.
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.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
I know I don't have as much scripture memorized and hidden in my heart as I should, but being able to think and repeat these verses to myself during the day has made an impact in my life the past week or two.
The Lord wants only great things for us. We just have to trust in Him.
And that's basically it.
Like I said, I knew this post wouldn't really flow. I knew it would start off kind of weird and end abruptly. But that's okay.
And because it's late and Matt keeps asking when I'll be finished with the computer, I'll leave it at that.
Have a great tomorrow, ya'll!
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