Distraction

This morning as I was studying my Bible Lesson, a distracting thought kept coming up!  Last year my husband and I had purchased a pricey travel package.  Recently, they hadn’t returned our telephone calls and we were getting a bit antsy thinking we may have made a mistake. Screech owl Chalk III  The more I tried to “not think about it”, the more it would impede upon my prayer work.  Then it occurred to me that I needed to prayerfully work about this.

First I thought that God is always in control and knows only Truth which means this can easily be a “win win” situation for all of us.  The more I prayed about this, the freer I became and then the telephone rang.  It was the young woman at the agency apologizing for not calling back.  We had a very productive conversation and I feel so much better about everything.  This distraction had turned into an opportunity for love to be expressed and healing to occur.

Philippians 4:4 states “Rejoice in the Lord always.  Again I will say, rejoice!”   I began rejoicing before the healing had taken place, not before!

 

The Human Scene

While beginning my  day, a couple of scenarios come into thought and I am reminded immediately that they are temporal since they are human, not spiritual.  Spiritual qualities like Love, Truth, joy, peace, kindness, compassion are the real and eternal.   Today, I will be happy for the things in my life right now!  Philippians 4:4, 12 state “Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again: Rejoice!…I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”

Today, I refuse to wait until this happens or that happens but grasp this moment with joy and expectancy of Good!

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Fantasizing

Frequently, much time is spent in thinking about future events; when one is out of debt, the children are grown, retirement, more leisure time and on and on.  This day-dreaming will never bring fulfillment, but more longing.  Joy is right here and we just need to open our eyes and count our blessings.

Philippians 4:4, 12 reads, “Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again: Rejoice!…I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”

Rejoice now for today and all it’s blessings!

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