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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Check Up!

Today, let's pause and have a check up!  How is your attitude?  Attitude is so crucial to our day.  It is also something that is an inward change and doesn't depend on your outer environment.  I have just sat through a trying phonics lesson with my 5 year old.  I was getting really frustrated and the Holy Spirit quickened me and I changed my attitude toward the class.  Grace had done really well, and I was pushing her to move along to the next step.  She, on the other hand, could barely keep her eyes open.  I congratulated her on how well she did and now she is lying on the couch, looking out the window and resting.  Changing our attitudes requires a choice on our part.   The Word tells us "Finally, brothers and sisters, 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."  How often I slip into thinking about the opposite of the above.  How many times I have listened to Satan's little lies he whispers in my ear and let my mind run rampant.  All I really need to do is say the name "Jesus" and look around me at my beautiful home, my great children, and listen to the sounds of nature to get my attitude focused on the things of God and not the things of this earth.  I am sitting now at the bar in the kitchen and I can see  on my wall "Christ, The Center of Our Home", a beautiful quilt I have hanging that says "Be Still and Know that I am God" made by the most kind and gentle spirited woman I have ever met, my grandmother's picture of the Last Supper to remind me of what Jesus did because He loves me and a plaque my daughter, Jessica, gave me that says "Amazing Grace" to remind me of my precious miracle girl, Gracie, and how God's Grace is sufficient for every moment in every day!  Fill your surroundings with reminders of how blessed and wonderful you are to your Creator.  Rest in the protection of His wings and find peace and   refreshing!