Wednesday, June 2, 2010

what if's to whatever

Yesterday a friend shared an important lesson with me. She is facing, today, a decision that will be made by a court that will change her life forever. Regardless of what the judge decides, things will change.
When I asked her how she was doing ... She said, that she could be a wreck if she dwelt in the What If's ... her mind could go in millions of directions. So instead, she has handed over the what ifs and was only accepting the Whatever's from God. She is completely open to WHATEVER God desires, and has accepted that regardless of the ruling GOD is in control and he uses all things for HIS good and perfect will.

So just like my friend, I am also giving over the what ifs, and taking the whatever's. His plan is so much better then my way 100% of the time, so why even waste the time on the ifs. Praise the Lord!
We always have a choice when facing life, and I choose to face life with Jesus. He might not always remove the "trouble" but he is an excellent guide to take us through it. What a huge asset He is, through all things. He will never leave us. PTL.

Fitting ... from Joel Today:
Scripture: " But only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her" Like 10:42, NIV

from Joel and Victoria: In today's world, most people find that life is full. We have over 500 channels on TV, an unlimited number of sites to browse on the Internet, cell phones & PDA's keep us connected 24 hours a day. Everywhere you look there is something to do or some kind of entertainment all the time. If we are not careful, we fall into the trap of thinking that we've always got to be busy doing something. But Jesus invites us to be still because really, only one thing is needed.
I heard somebody say one time, what if we treated our Bibles like we do our cell phones? can you imagine people in elevators, lobbies, and shopping malls thumbing through their bibles all day long? can you see people reading and studying the Word while sitting in traffic and at red lights? Not that you should do that, but the point I am making is that we need to live our lives in balance and make the word of God a priority. Let's make sure we don't allow the distractions of life to keep us from the one thing that is needed.
prayer: Heavenly Father, today I set my heart and affections on YOU. I choose to lay down the distractions of life and put YOU first because YOU are the one thing that is needed. Help me keep my mind focused on YOU as I declare YOUR praises throughout the day. In Jesus' Name. AMEN.

GRACE AND PEACE!

1 comment:

meganleigh said...

Great reminder, Beth!! So glad your blogging again. :) We should do lunch sometime soon. Wanna?