Ever been through a season in your life when it seems as “All or Most” of your enemies are becoming friends? Well, the Lord says fear not!, for I stand firm with you! You Can have all the outward credentials, from posture to practice……going through the motions……doing what looks and feels good but what’s the condition of your Heart and the direction of your Soul?
Surely, whatever is done in the dark, comes to the light! So, it is best that we come clean……starting with cleansing our Heart enough to be aligned with the Son of God. …… Also remember that not every GOOD plan is the GOD plan. So use these last days to REALLY seek the plan of GOD for your life, before it is too late.
With the power of the Holy Spirit, you will indeed break OUT before you break DOWN!
One way to defeat the enemy (ies) is to keep your mouth shut. The enemy don’t know what you are thinking only what you say. When you give away your defensive position by opening your mouth, then you set your own self up for defeat. Be slow to speak, slow to wrath and quick to listen. Everything does not merit a response! Silence truly is Golden!
There is so much freedom in being real with God. Admittedly I am failure according to the law but a success according to the Grace of God. Thank God for victory through Christ Jesus. I’m running, leaping, and praising God. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. ~Romans 8:1
Okay… you see my son’s face sooooo……that tells you that he either thinks that I am REALLY amazing or that his mood is great for maybe getting what he wanted… Both ANSWERS could actually work on today…. By the way and this is sooo random – with it being Saturday and all -Why do MY SATURDAYS feel like work days? Why do MY SUNDAYS feel like work days? That is not how weekends are supposed to be correct?
Saturday is supposed to be a free fun filled day to lay around….sleep in… shope…eat…have fun…chat with friends…go to dinner.. etc..etc..
Sunday is supposed to be a peaceful, short day after attending church, breaking bread with friends or family and come home EARLY…
One day when EITHER of those things happen to transpire for me on EITHER a Saturday or a Sunday – then I will be a changed woman! (for the better of course ) I guess until then…. my body will suffer from sleep deprivation and yearn tremendously for relaxation more than once a month!
Now by the end of our conversation AFTER he had discovered that he would NOT be getting his way as usual – he pays me back by NOT smiling for the photo –
My son is just so so smart and I am glad! Whew – Although I am very elated that my son had all A’s a few B’s and 1 C – I STILL wanted to choke him!
Ugghhh why do little boys like to monkey around in class, why do they talk too much and cant stop, why do they chuckle and think that everything is just so funny as the teacher walks on by?
Yeah I may be smiling but I have practiced my facial expression to STILL SMILE so that I dont end up choking my son! More things to work on via cutting up – because I do not tolerate and deal with that CORNY and excuse of ” Boys Will Be Boys ” Syndrome……
I feel when you know better, you do better and my Lord does my son KNOW BETTER…..So he better get his act together or he will take it on the road! Mess around with me and he will be on punishment until he enters middle school >>>>>> I AM SO SERIOUS….. ( at least somewhat at least ) I went to the Parent Teacher Conference with a smile on my face and left the conference with my face and cheeks hanging low – I am officially disappointed!
Peacefulness is an inner sense of calm – it comes from becoming still – in order to reflect and meditate on our inner wisdom and receive answers. A peaceful heart is one that is free from worry and trouble. It’s becoming quiet so we can look at things quietly so we can more clearly understand them and thus come up with creative solutions. It is learning to live in the present.
There are hundreds of tasks we feel we must accomplish in the day, but if we do not take them one at a time and let them pass through the day slowly and evenly, as do the grains of sand passing through the narrow neck of the hourglass, then we are bound to break our own physical
and mental structure.
Peace comes from living in the moment and looking for the good in others. Peacefulness comes from facing our fears and letting them, trust that things will turn out all right. Peacefulness is also a way of approaching conflict with others so no one is made wrong. Everyone wins because we then work to find a peaceful solution.
If half a century of living has taught me anything at all, it has taught me that nothing can bring you peace but yourself. God granted us the ability to CHOOSE what and who we want in our “living space” mental space….spiritual space….physical space…and emotional space.
The SOLUTION is this >>>stop making room for things that DON’T matter!
This tidal wave REPRESENT obligation to me! LOL Sad – Funny and True all at the same time! The wave is screaming the things that I have been EXPECTED to do more so the things that I desire to do. Have you ever felt as if you could not breath? Wake up? Fall asleep? Could not think? Could not sleep? Could not function? Well when we get to a point in life where we are in any of these states of being – more than likely – WE ARE DOING TOO MUCH.
For a VERY long time… I used to be overwhelmed by always trying to keep things together….people’s lives together and paying little attention to my own. My abilities cannot keep me sane – only wisdom and my faith in God can. BALANCE is my best friend now!
I can NOW see more clearly and have managed to swim without anything holding me back or overtaking me….. No fear of me drowning and I can tred at my own pace while I CONTINUE discovering a new me. It is very peaceful learning the real me – because I have finally learned how to slow down and be happy with MY OWN SPEED.