Monthly Archives: October 2011
This week overcome by being Courageous in every aspect of your life.
Make more room for love in your life. Lord, may I love myself and what I do, may I love others, and how they better my life, and above all, may I love You more each day.
Listen carefully to the things you say. The advice we give to others is often the best advice for us to follow. Lord, help me to follow that which I know is right even when it is difficult.
Begin each day with the certainty that today is the best day of your life and watch what happens. Lord, I celebrate my life and give thanks for everything because for everything there is a reason.
Great is thy Faithfulness. God is faith when others are not, so why not trust God in the midst of your struggle.
Nothing stays the same. It may appear that things are not moving, shifting or changing but they are. It may appear that people do not have the ability to change…but they do. The earth is constantly rotating, never in exactly the same place as before. As I stare out my window, I see beautiful blue hues in the sky, with big fluffy clouds. They are moving. We change. People change. So have hope that your circumstances will not always be like this. You can have hope that you will not always feel like this. Life is not filled with cloudless skies and sunny days all the time…sometimes there is rain, storms, and floods. But you can count on the fact that they will not last forever. They are also moving. So know, that the rain and the sun are essential parts of this life. We need them both. That is the holistic approach to life. Do not be disillusioned to think that it will always be “good”, because in fact that would not be life at all, it would just be a picture. Have hope.
People can change…but just like I do not make the clouds move across the sky, I cannot make someone else change. These things are an act of God. All we can do is produce the best circumstances to facilitate positive change (being proactive) and/or make adjustments based on behavior (reactive).
There is something powerful about just watching the clouds move across the sky. And what is more interesting is that it seems like I am sitting still and in one place, but I am rotating too.
I wonder who is watching me move…
Written By. S. Turnbull
(This letter was written by my wife to our 2 year old, Although she can’t read at this point this will come in handy in the FUTURE)
God’s promises are not for those who walk through life with no obstacles, but for those who overcome their obstacles. Lord, I pray, not to overpower others, but to overcome my own weaknesses and strengthen my trust in You.