November 4, 2009
At the end of the day (and the beginning!)...
Just 5 more minutes of sleep without interruptions from the kids,
my handsome husband beside me when I wake up, surprised that he took off a day just to give me a break,
more than $0.75 in change scattered around my purse,
my kids to be satisfied with everything I do for them for ONE WHOLE DAY,
no crying or whining,
to make it a day without a single, broken dish,
dinner done on time,
kids to bed on time and they stay there until morning and wake up rested,
...seriously, this list can go on & on! Does your's sound similar? Do you have a list of "If onlies"?
After meditating on our grand expectations, we are sometimes left feeling unfulfilled, dissatisfied, and downright hopeless. But is this the attitude and perspective of a child of the King? Of an heir who has El Shaddai as their God? The University of Minnesota Medical School researched feelings of hopelessness and depression among men and women and found that there is a direct connection between them and heart disease. How fitting! The study goes on to show that negative thinking and feelings actually affect arteries! With the help of ultrasound, they discovered that over time, arteries in the neck became thicker! These findings show that people who continue in patterns of negativity and hopelessness have greater risk for strokes as well! So, thinking contrary to what the Spirit is confirming in us WILL lead to "heart disease"....it will affect our relationship with God and how we perceive His will for our lives!
With all that said, may all of our prayers simply be, "All I need is you Lord!" After a stressful day with kids that followed a stressful night trying to get the kids to stay in there beds, I was going to be on a slippery slope! But upon the Spirit leading me to the song by Hillsong "All I Need Is You" my spirit was quickened! It all made sense! We really don't need everything in our lives to go perfectly- or even smoothly! All we need is Him! When we position our hearts and focus our minds toward God's perfect plan by the second, there's no room to feel hopeless! We were assigned our positions that we're in right now before the world was even formed. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. We have no reason to have guilt because whenever God looks at us, he sees us covered by the sacrificial blood of Jesus! HALLELUJAH!!
"You hold the universe, you hold everyone on earth, you hold the universe, you hold, you hold. All I need is You...is You Lord."
...can you need Him Today?
Written by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 04, 2009