In my kitchen ….. homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread, or should I say, what is left of it after we attacked it as it came out of the oven yesterday!
My marriage….. growing stronger over the last 18 years. Why is it that it takes the rough times for us to truly bond as one? Why do we always get complacent during the easy times?
With my children …… two 16 year olds looking for jobs and one 14 year old looking forward to Boy Scout camp. My 26 year old is looking forward to quality time with his son, Xander, who just turned 5!
I feel so relieved when ….. ? I'm drawing a blank. In our school, I will feel relieved when I get the transcripts and high school portfolios caught up. But then, I know I will have another perceived deadline, etc. to make.
My spiritual life is on a plateau.... it's neither flourishing or declining. I love the Lord and want to be in His will always, but don't have the desire for daily quiet time/Bible reading, etc. My desire is there, yet I lack motivation. Keep me in your prayers.
If I am honest, the thing that keeps me from praying as much as I should is ….. busy-ness. I feel I have too many thing to accomplish and don't put God first in my priorities. Yes, I'm good with sending up emergency prayers, but daily time with God.... lacking.
I see God moving in my life and how I react to situations. I have a habit of blowing things out of proportion and God is continually reteaching me what is important versus what is not. I focus on the thing of this world and get bent out of shape. God is calling me to focus on the eternal things. This includes the education the my kids, my time with God, my relationships, everything.
This is in the deepest, darkest recesses of my mind, but should be moved into the light …. trust in God to supply all our needs during the real estate recession. We have already seen His people in action; yet, I still worry which just wastes time.
The Cure for Anxiety
Matthew 6:25-34 (NASB)
25 "For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
26 Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?
27 And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?
28 And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin,
29 yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.
30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith!
31 Do not worry then, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear for clothing?'
32 For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
34 So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."