Planning instead of Listening

There is so much to do today as I feel I may have over-extended myself.  Company coming and so many other things that need to be done to get  ready for them.  Then there possibly is a change of plans which tend to irritate somewhat.  Peace and harmony are no where to be found in my consciousness.    All at once, I am drawn to Luke 10:39-42 which reads “She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what He said, But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made,  She came to Him and asked, ‘Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself?  Tell her to help me!’  ‘Martha, Martha, ‘ the Lord answered, ‘ you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed,  Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.'”

Of course, human footsteps need to be taken, but not at the expense of wringing my hands and planning down to the final detail.  Today, I will not humanly outline, but listening to God’s direction and act accordingly.  This is how I find peace and harmony.

Yacht Club, 10x20 Impressio

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Fasting for the New Year

Today as I work about fasting, not from certain foods and amounts, but of thoughts I entertain.  My prayer is asking for guidance, discernment and wisdom as I remove any and all discordant thoughts to be replaced by loving ones.  The more I am aware, the easier it becomes to recognize anger, bitterness, envy , no matter how subtle it is.  When my thinking is pure, my entire life seems to fall into place and I give gratitude for this!

Jeremiah 29:11 states ” ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not t harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'”  This can only be seen when my thinking is cleared of darkness; and instead, is filled with Love.

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