Choosing God

This past week-end was spent with about twenty  relatives that have not been together in years.  Had to work with 1 Peter 5:6-7 before going which reads, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”

Rather than rely on human memory, I learned to listen more to God and look at all these precious people with fresh eyes!  What a glorious week-end it was!  When someone began an old story, I prayed to listen with humor and Love, rather than becoming defensive.  That can make all the difference in the world.

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Staying Mentally Prepared

As I study and pray this morning, my heart is filled with humility and gratitude as I count my blessings!  This feeling helps prepare me for the day, which I know is filled with blessings.

Recently,  I read in an article when the alarm sounds off in a fire station, the crew doesn’t start putting gas and oil in the truck, loading equipment and giving it a tune-up, but they are ready to go in an instant. This is a wake-up call for me to keep my thinking well-oiled and full of Love .

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”  1 Peter 5:6-7  When I do this, I stay free and out of mental bondage.

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Excessive Planning

Human footsteps are important, but never excessive planning.  Peace will never be attained by attempting to foresee any and all needs in the future.  Man can never predict future happenings and preparing for those will only cause mental turmoil.

1 Peter 5:6-7 states, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

Today, I will embrace all, knowing God is in charge of my life.

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