Not every day do I find the strength to move about with a perfect attitude . There are times when the worst of me gets the best of me . This morning has been one of those mornings . My immediate mind set when I awoke was overwhelmed , defeated and out of sorts. How do these things happen ? I haven't even left the bed yet . My breakfast didn't turn out as planned, I need to go to the grocery store after having been out of town , & Jack Davis is limping, again :-( .
I spent the morning fighting to spend time in prayer, reading the Bible, and just at least attempting to refocus my heart . I asked the Lord in prayer and journaling this morning to please change my heart, day, and mind. I don't want to spend this Sunday down in the dumps. I don't really want to spend any day feeling blue . Suddenly words that I've shared with others in their down times came rushing back. "The best way to get past your own dilemma's is to do something for someone else" .
So , here I sit , 1. sharing my down and outs so that maybe , just maybe someone else out there won't feel so alone in their down time and 2. baking some fun treats for some far away friends and their pups . And in deed working on these little , maybe silly to someone else , tasks I am finding my heart a bit up lifted . I imagine how excited these dear friends and their pups will be when they receive their surprise in the mail and automatically my heart leaps. I am now looking forward to the rest of the day . Hoping to do some reading, get Jack out in the yard to exercise that sore paw , and of course packing up my fun surprises for mailing.
I hope that this helps encourage your heart and maybe gives you a few ideas to aid in your brightening of some days.
And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9
we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;