Living Life in a Fish Bowl!

Gloria’s take on life.

what is your mind set on?

Ever had one of those days? weeks? months? years?

One of the many things I love about serving God is that His peace stills my heart and calms my soul.

Music is one way that this happens.  Music is powerful.  It can either lift you up or keep you down.  I remember as a teen playing a song over and over again as I cried into my pillow over some boy.  The song reinforced my sadness.   It does make a difference what music you listen to.

Lincoln Brewster has a song out that has quickly become my favorite.  In fact, I posted a warning on it when I linked it to my facebook.  WARNING:  DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS SONG IF YOU WANT TO REMAIN MISERABLE!

What a powerful message!

I’m casting my cares aside.  I’m leaving my past behind.  I’m setting my heart and mind on you – Jesus.

Today is a new day.   What I decide to set my heart and mind on will affect the whole day.   I choose to start it out right by casting my cares aside and trusting God.

I’m reaching my hand to Yours.  Believing there’s so much.  Knowing that all You have in store for me is good.  Is good!

Walking hand in hand with Jesus – knowing that He will open up opportunities and go through them with me.  Jeremiah 29:11 — God’s plans are good.

Today is the day you have made. I will rejoice and be glad in it. Today is the day You have made.  I will rejoice and be glad in it.

Saying that a couple of times, I can just feel the weight lifting.

I won’t worry about tomorrow.  I’m trusting in what You say.  Today is the day.

Worry is destructive.  It can overtake my mind and hinder me from seeing the possibilities.  It attacks my trust.  God is in control.   He will make a way.  I won’t worry!!

I’m putting my fears aside.  I’m leaving my doubts behind.  I’m giving my hopes and dreams to You – Jesus

Fear and doubt are right there with worry.  God says “Trust Me.  I will do more than you can even dream.  Walk with Me.”

I’m reaching my hands to Yours – believing there’s so much more.  Knowing that all You have in store for me is good.  Is good!

When I trust Him, even when the situation seems impossible, He pours into my life the peace that passes my understanding.  He is my ever present help in trouble.  He makes a way where there seems to be no way.

Today is the day You have made.  I will rejoice and be glad in it. Today is the day You have made.  I will rejoice and be glad in it.

I won’t worry about tomorrow.  I’m trusting in what You say.  Today is the day!

I will stand upon Your truth.  All my days I’ll live for You!

Truth — Stand on truth!!

Click to hear the song — you will need to click again to hear it on utube.  But remember — if you want to remain miserable then don’t listen.  🙂

til next time

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March 2, 2011 - Posted by | ministry, Pastor's wife, spiritual reflections | , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. It is good to have something to remind us of the goodness of God when we are bombarded with the troubles of this world.

    Comment by Pastor Curt | March 3, 2011 | Reply

    • or when you are not treated the way you treat others. The golden rule says “Do unto others and you would have them do unto you.” I’d really like it to say “Do unto others and they will do unto you the same way.” But it doesn’t work that way. What does work is when we treat those who mistreat us as we would like to be treated — our character (God’s character) shines forth!!!

      Comment by Gloria | March 3, 2011 | Reply

  2. Lovely post and lovely song :o)

    Comment by Sarah | March 4, 2011 | Reply


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