Sunday, February 28, 2016
THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAY
Over the past 15 years I've had the pleasure of teaching Linda Dillow's book "Calm My Anxious" heart to a couble of Ladies Group and to several young women one on one.
Every lesson was filled with wonderful stories and nuggets on living a Christ like life. As women we have the tendency to have anxious hearts because so much of family and children depends on us.
I decided to pull a "nugget" from each lesson to reminde me of the lessons learned reading, studying and teaching this book.
Over the next few weeks I'm going to share a few nuggets.
Lesson #1 ~ Teacup Theology
"God is the blessed controller of all things, the king over all kings and the master of all masters" (I Timothy 6:15)
"Lord, You have assigned me my portion and my cup; You have made my lot secure." (Psalm 16:5)
Remember Jesus in the Garden, "Father, if you are willing take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done." (Luke 22:42) Christ grasped the handle of His cup and lifted it to God and said, "I accept my portion. Infuse me with your strength that I may drink."
Am I willing to lift my cup, even if I don't like what is in it, to the Father and say Thy will be done, or will I smash it to the ground and say it's too hard...I handle my own life.
Lesson #2 ~ Mud or Stars?
Two women looked through prison bars
One saw mud, the other saw stars.
Remember each of us has a choice about the way we look at life. We can focus on the mud or lift our eyes and see the stars. Every woman has circumstances that appear to be prison bars. God wants you and me to learn to be content IN our circumstances, not when they improve.
Our Part: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God" (Phil. 4:6)
God's Part: "And the peace of God which transcends all our powers of thought will be a garrison to guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus" (Phil. 4:7)
Each of the nuggets I will share from week to week over the next few weeks will encourage us how to live a contented life in a world of anxiety.
Have a great week...and remember Accept your "cup" and see the "stars".