Living Life in a Fish Bowl!

Gloria’s take on life.

^thoughts ^

Are you feeling troubled tonight? Has your positive outlook taken a beating today?
Jesus tells us in John 14:1-3 (ESV)
 
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.”
 
My thoughts have turned to heaven tonight. Jesus has prepared a place for me, for you, but until we go there we’ve got heaven all around.
 
In the middle of the battle, Christ is my victory. In the middle of the struggle the important thing is that my feet, your feet, are firmly planted in Jesus.
 
All that would need to happen for me to be taken down is for me to give in to the unanswered questions, or to the doubt of ‘what now?’, or to give in to fear.
 
What is it for you? Health issues, finances, work, family, relationships, kids — oh, how hard it is to see your kids hurting and know that they have to work it out with God and you can’t fix it. Be careful, all of these things can aid in taking you down. In Christ we can rise above each situation that threatens to overtake us. Let not your heart be troubled. Keep your eyes on Jesus. Pray! Pray! and Pray some more! Communication with the Father changes us, encourages us, and keeps us close to Him.
 
I’ve got heaven all around me, nothings gonna take me down because I am keeping my eyes on Jesus!
 
Selah,
til next time
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December 29, 2017 Posted by | just thinking about stuff, Pastor's wife, spiritual reflections, Woman Pastor | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

what are you thinking?

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” Philippians 4:8

Some people seem to be gifted with the ability to criticize. They see what is wrong everywhere they look. That is not the way to be at peace. True, it is necessary to see what is wrong if we are to fix it, but to just focus on the ugly or the broken is no way to live. We should look for the good around us. This good is present in many, many things. There is some good in all people. Instead of focusing on what is wrong, focus on the good. (Curtis Girod)

What are you meditating on? Dwelling on? Fixated on?
Are you quick to criticize or do you look for the good?

Do your thoughts lead to good actions?

What does God require of us?

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 (NIV)

One more scripture to think on:

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14

Selah,

til next time

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