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January 2013

Battlefield of the Mind

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This morning I started a wonderful bible study suggested by my sister called, Battlefield of the Mind, by Joyce Meyers.   It totally made me do a 180 with my thoughts.  Up until this morning, I didn't realize how polluted I had let my thoughts be.  

It's so easy and natural for me to let my thoughts focus on where I am dissatisfied with my life  and what is not going well.  I have a very critical nature.  I have a knack for zoning in on what's wrong in my life.  Anyway, after doing this morning study's study, I have decided to place my thoughts on right thinking.  What is right thinking?  Thoughts aligned with God and his teachings.  

How will our lives be changed if we renew our minds according to God's word?  The answer is in Romans 12:2- Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.  

This weekend I watched an Andy Stanley message called Breathing Room.   In the message he said a prayer asking God to help us remember that our days our numbered.  I love that!  I think so many of us take our lives for granted.  We think we'll live forever, that we'll be healthy most of the time, and that our loved ones will all be fine.  The truth is that we don't know when our time will be up and when our loved ones will pass away.  All we have is moment to moment.  So, I prayed this morning asking God how I could best live my life today knowing that my days are numbered.  The answer was to just be thankful and to count my blessings from moment to moment.    

I am grateful for:

1.  My husband and that God has blessed him with a great job.

2.  My family and how supportive they have always been.

3.  Having enough in my life.

4.  Not having to worry about where I'm going to get my next meal.

5.  My health and being able to do whatever I want physically.

6.  This moment and the reset on my mind.  

God, help us to remember that our days are numbered and to focus on right thoughts, your thoughts for our life, and to be content with what you've given us and what you've done for us.  

Amen