Don't we like to change things to suit ourselves?
Ever have one of those weeks where stress is high and for every accomplishment you feel you had, something happened and destroyed it?
For me, it has been one of those weeks. My finances stress me out. My outcome is more than my income, and the unexpected things come up and just when I had a dollar, I couldn’t keep it because I had to spend ten more dollars to cover the unexpected thing.
For instance, sickness. Unavoidable. Doctor visit. Pharmacy. Day of no pay.
I had several other personal things come up, that are not in the budget. I stress.
I forget to thank God for the things I do have. I forget to thank God for meeting my needs. Finances are tight, and getting tighter. I forget to rejoice in these things, because I am learning to manage my money better.
I am well. Thank you, God for my health.
I have a home. Thank you God, for my home.
I struggle with saying thank you in all things, to God.
Everyday challenges are renewing my faith that God is in control of all of this.
Thanks to God, I have a lot of other activities that are in ministry, like mentoring a friend going through divorce, being a friend and listening to problems, and rejoicing with my friends in new relationships, sharing the grief of losing a loved one, and being able to speak on all of these with the word of God directing my thoughts and my words. I feel like my prayer time is stronger, and my focus is not so much on my life, but how I can be used by God in a day.
More and more I am in prayer.
This month known for the holiday of Thanksgiving. I would like to encourage you to give thanks to God daily for at least one thing, even if it is breathing and blinking. I know such a simple thing, but sometimes it is the little things we take for granted.
Colossians 2: 6-7
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.