This week, we’ve read all about plans failing, being appreciated and noticed by people in our lives and God, plus discovering where we can go (and Who we can turn to) to fill up after all we give out! On the blog, we’ve been super honest in our faults and flaws, and pro-active in our solutions.
Today, I want to take a break from ALL OF THAT.
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We know by now that everyone has issues and struggles. And it’s good to acknowledge and face them.
But … let us never forget the good in our lives. Sure we gotta deal with the yuck, but we don’t want that to overshadow the good we have going on.
In Chapter 7 on page 56 of the Am I Messing Up My Kids? paperback, Lysa writes about when we serve God out of duty, His life-giving principles are reduced to another set of rules we’re forced to follow. Instead of refilling and refreshing us, our relationship with God becomes a source of stress. I believe this can also happen when we focus too much on the negatives in our lives.
She continues, How do we capture the love our souls were designed for and let it change us for good? We start by recognizing that all that is good in our life comes from God and praising Him for that. It’s so easy to get distracted by what is wrong in our life and and take for granted all that is good.
Check out the Pope and Taylor kids. Wendy Pope (on staff and speaker team at Proverbs) and I are their proud mamas.
We praise and thank You God for these kids who bless us every day! They helped Proverbs 31 Ministries pack the big truck for our She Speaks Conference, taking place this weekend. We praise you God for these six amazing gifts from You. Help us to focus on the joy and privilege it is to be their mom!
Are y’all ready to do this? Today, let’s journal and/or share in the comment section the things you want to praise God for. What is good in your life? Let’s praise Him!
If you need help getting started, refer to pages 56-58 from Chapter 7 in the paperback.
I especially can’t wait to come back and read your praises so I can praise God right along with you!