Thursday, August 16, 2012

August 16, 2012

Well, I didn't quite make it online last night.  Both computers were taken up and since neither are mine, I had to wait.  Yesterday, like most Wednesdays, I was driving for at least 6 hours.  My territory is huge but manageable.  All kinds of things were on my mind, like will my son do well at this new school, will my oldest have a better time this year in college and will my husband get his diabetes under control?

As you can see, there was a lot on my mind.  And of course, during the drive, my friend who is losing all of her hair called, needing encouragement.  Then, my friend that's separated didn't get a job she wanted and oh, yes, the bank called and said my house didn't appraise as high as they had anticipated, so we have a higher loan payment.  Nothing crucial but enough to keep a mind going.

On top of that, I have been wondering how I am going to get my teenager home when I'm on the road. He can't drive for 5 more months and I kept thinking, there's got to be a solution.  And there was.  My mother-in-law called and said they would be in town the exact days I would need someone to pick up my son.  Coincidence, I think not.

So really, why did I spend so much time with my mind going from the east to the west?  I really don't know but the Scripture God gave to me yesterday morning said it all and this morning thinking about it makes me smile.  Even when I don't know where I'm going, He does.  Even when I don't see that I am worrying or afraid, He does.  And guess what, when I let Him, He solves my problems and provides a way.  He always has.  It's just that most of the time when I get into my head; I forget Him.  Maybe you're not like that, I hope you're not.  But if you find yourself getting in your head, getting agitated about things you can't control and worrying about things to much, ask Jesus to fill your mind with Him.  I found myself reflecting back on the Scripture all day.  It was my lamp guiding my mind right back to Him.  And yes, I am thankful that He is with me.  For I know, that when He's for me, it doesn't matter whose against me.

The road map to a healthy mind and life is Jesus.  Never doubt that.  He is the only thing that can fill your emptiness, make you fulfilled, and give you a sense of purpose.  You, like me, can find lots of things to worry about.  That's easy, stepping into our minds doesn't take much effort.  However, putting Him at the forefront of your mind takes a lot of effort.  Make sure you are meditating on Scripture.  That's the only way I know how to still my mind.  I'm sure it will work for you too.

2 Timothy 1:7 KJV:

     For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

I think that says it all, don't you?  I hope your day is filled with wonder and your heart is full of joy.  Keep this Scripture close, I know I'm going too.  I might even tape it to my dashboard, maybe that will still my crazy mind.  Have a beautiful day my sisters.  Keep praising Jesus!

My prayer today:

O, Lord, at every door I find you.  There are so many distractions in the world today and they all take me away from You.  I look, but then something captures my attention, and off I am onto the next thing to think about or worry about.  And then, when I least expect it, You remind me that nothing is in my control but everything is in Yours.  Your word is my lamp.  When I read it, I see You.  I feel Your presence on my life and I know that You are near.  You are guiding all Your children to You.  I can feel You sending Your Spirit and whispering to Your chosen, "Help my people."  I love You Lord and I want to help lift up Your people.  You have done so much for my life and with every step, I see Your face.  I don't deserve a Father as wonderful as You and yet, You are with me.  Keep the dark away and provide Your everlasting light.  We need You Lord, don't leave us in our hour of need and protect us from the dark.  We are Your women, moving forward, loving You and thanking You for our lives and those of Your people.  Help us be strong for You and to keep You on our minds always.  Thank You for being our Father and for loving us and knowing exactly what we need.  In Jesus name, AMEN

Until tomorrow...

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