1. I did exactly what I said I would do yesterday and grabbed my Bible and a new devotional book that my sister recently purchased for me, Breaking Free Day by Day by Beth Moore. I started by reading the day’s devotional. God is so good! Look what it said:
You give him blessings forever:Before we can begin to enjoy God’s presence in our lives, we must accept His continual presence in our lives as an absolute fact. Are you one who needs a set of prints for reassurance? The most wonderful set of fingerprints God has left with His invisible hand is probably within your reach this very moment: His Word.
You cheer him with joy in your presence.
Scripture declares to us that God never abandons His children. He is always there. When it all comes down, we choose either to believe or disbelieve God. But once we choose to accept His presence as an established fact, then we can be free to move on to enjoyment.
Yep, I needed that. Totally spoke to those nasty thoughts of, “Oh woe is me, God has forgotten I exist. He is no where to be found.” I repented and was further set straight by reading His Word for another hour. I love that the Lord’s Word is so alive and can truly set my feet back on His path. Even if it does hurt a bit at times. You know what’s really sad? I KNOW that God is with me always. I know it in my head, it’s a fact I don’t question there. EVER. But when I let my feelings do the talking that’s when things go awry. Feeling, emotions, they are a two-edged sword, my friend. I used to be accused of never showing emotions and being a bit cold. I think I developed that tendency out in the workplace. It was a necessary safety precaution. But as a wife, mother, sister, and friend emotions are needed and appreciated to show how much one loves and cares. So I started letting my guard down. Giving them the upper hand, letting my feelings and emotions control my attitude towards life, now that’s where I veer off course. When I let feelings, rather than truth, control my actions, well no good ever comes from that. It’s a problem area for me, I recognize that. It’s an area I need to continue to take to the Lord in prayer. I may not be, but He is able.
2. I actually saw a tad bit o’ sun this morning. (That was a nice treat.)
3. It’s sixty degrees out right now. (Another nice treat.)
4. And one last thing, I like turtles.