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Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Way I Feel

"What harm is there in starting over?"

This is what I've been asking myself for weeks. It's been months since I've been on here...Every time I think about posting my blessings, I am torn by THE WAY I FEEL. I don't feel blessed at the moment. I don't even feel like myself. I just had 2 surgeries, back-to-back. I can't do half the things I used to do. I hurt. I'm tired. I feel like crying half the time, and screaming the other half. I don't like THE WAY I FEEL.

What??

When did THE WAY I FEEL become a reason to stop counting the blessings the LORD pours out on me daily? This is what my old pastor called "Stinkin' Thinkin'"....and I've been doing a lot of it lately, I'm ashamed to say. I've not been thinking of my blessings because I've been to busy thinking of all the garbage. Ugh...

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." ~Philippians 4:8

I will think on these things.

So, what harm IS there in starting over? None. Starting today, I will fix my eyes upon the One Who Strengthens me, giving Him the glory and honor He deserves, not because of THE WAY I FEEL, but because of THE WAY HE LOVES...me.

THE WAY HE LOVES...is true.
THE WAY HE LOVES...is honorable.
THE WAY HE LOVES...is just.
THE WAY HE LOVES...is pure.
THE WAY HE LOVES...is lovely.
THE WAY HE LOVES...is commendable.
THE WAY HE LOVES...is excellent!
THE WAY HE LOVES...is worthy of praise!

2 comments:

  1. oh friend, i love this!! such great words.
    {i am reminded of ann voskamps' book, "one thousand gifts". have you read it? it has been transformative in my thinking about grace, blessings and His love.}

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    1. Thank you, Emily:) I am so, so tired of myself right now and needed to be reminded of God's neverending Love for me. I will rejoice forevermore!

      Read it. Loved it. It's one of my favorite gifts to give ♥

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