Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I read this today in my book...

In Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

Trust and thankfulness will get you safely through this day. Trust protects you from worrying and obsessing. Thankfulness keeps you from criticizing and complaining: those “sister sins” that so easily entangle you.

Keeping your eyes on Me is the same thing as trusting Me. It is a free choice that you must make thousands of times daily. The more you choose to trust Me, the easier it becomes. Thought patterns of trust become etched into your brain. Relegate troubles to the periphery of your mind, so that I can be central in your thoughts. Thus you focus on Me, entrusting your concerns into My care.

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
—Colossians 2:6–7

But my eyes are fixed on you, O Sovereign Lord; in you I take refuge—do not give me over to death.
—Psalm 141:8

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
—1 Peter 5:7

A typical house in Malawi
Some amazing mamas and kids that live in that typical house in Malawi

Such a good reminder! We have so much and yet we spend our days worried and complaining!  I am the first to say I am guilty! As I keep seeking Jesus daily - I am reminded that I need get to have a new perspective that only comes from Him!  Then I have His eyes and can take my eyes off myself and love on someone else!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What book are you reading? I like that.
Thats a great reminder. I am constantly complaining. May the Lord help us and remind us to be thankful.
Love you always and miss you lotsa.