STRENGTH

Each morning I read my devotional of God’s faithfulness to me and my family. In fact, I read it out loud and it has truly made a difference in my attitude.

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“We are bombarded on all sides by the media, family and friends, co-workers and even enemies. They all have a certain identity that they want to assign to us. We have a choice. No one makes us feel inferior without our permission. We will become what we allow our heart and mind to dwell on. An old saying says it well. ”You can’t keep a bird from flying over your head but you can keep it from building a nest in your hair.” In other words, it is impossible to avoid destructive thinking entirely. We will be tempted. We will have negative thoughts and temptations, but we do not have to allow them to dwell in our mind. God has given us a “garbage disposal” for the mind.

Philippians 4:8 “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.””

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Today I understand that I have no control. People form judgments, gossip, spread lies, etc. and use those tools as weapons to bring one down to their level. I understand this now and I am rising above it. My only prayer to God the past few days is for strength, while challenging at times, he has given me the tools I need to get me through the day.

 I see the morning moving over the hills

I can see the shadows on the western side

And all those illusions that I had

They just vanish in Your light.

 

Though the chill in the night still hangs in the air

I can feel the warmth of morning on my face

Though the storm had tossed me

‘Til I thought I’d nearly lost my way

 

And now the night is fading and the storm is past

And everything that could be shaken was shaken

And all that remains is all I ever really had

 

What I’d have settled for

You’ve blown so far away

What You brought me to

I thought I could not reach.

And I came so close to giving up

But You never did give up on me.

 

I see the morning moving over the hills

I feel the rush of life here where the darkness broke

And I am in You and You’re in me

Here where the winds of Heaven blow.

 

And now the night is fading

And the storm is through

And everything You sent to shake me

From my dreams they come to wake me

In the love I find in You

And now the morning comes

And everything that really matters

Become the wings You send to gather me

To my home

To my home

I’m going home…”

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Posted on April 24, 2014, in My Life Over 40 and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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