Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Devotional thoughts:

I am constantly reminded of what and who I have so why do I get so frustrated?

Paul in 2 Corinthians 4 says:

Do not lose heart.

Shine in the darkness.

Remember the treasures in clay vessels.

You are pressed but not crushed.

You are perplexed but not in despair.

You are persecuted but not abandoned.

You are struck down but not destroyed.

You are outwardly wasting away but renewed inwardly.

Ignore the temporary.

Focus on the eternal.

These gems are gleaned from The Upper Room, Guideposts and Daily Word. (Yes, I read them all each day in addition to scripture passages.)

Don’t fret over life’s speed bumps.

Do your job only and let God do His.

Like a baby learning to walk, don’t be discouraged at stumbling. Get up and try again and again…

Yet, I do fret and whine over perfection. So I should:

Just do it right from the start.

Listen the first time.

Question less and accept what is.

Avoid comparisons.

Cling to the source.

Practice gratitude daily (hourly maybe).

Live now!

1 comment:

Trish said...

Haven't commented here for a while, but I read your blog every day.
So much of what you write mirrors what I am feeling/thinking, and how it helps to know someone else knows how it feels to be so imperfect, yet God is there always, working, shaping...and being there for each of us.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts...they bless me more than you know!