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Sometimes we go through those days. You know the kind which everything goes exactly the opposite of what you were wanting it to go. Those kinds of days when your world is turned upside down and you're left feeling awful. On those days, you just want to run away and not have to face the many different feelings that come - feelings of self-pity, anger or bitterness. Where do you turn to?
Recently, I had a day like that. When I finally got alone, I was reminded about something that I've heard several times. Tell God all about it. Tell Him what you think and how you're feeling.
"Okay God," I said and I told Him how I was feeling and why. After spending sometime pouring out my heart to God, I felt way better. However, I was still disappointed about how the day went. Then God reminded me to look to the good things that happened that day, so I did. I found a lot to be grateful for - a smile, the beautiful scenery I saw outside, cooler weather, etc. Though they were small things, they were good things!
I want to encourage you, that if your day doesn't seem to be going well, tell God about it. He knows how you feel! He loves you no matter how awful the day went. Then look for the good that happened that day, even if it's small. You then can avoid the feelings of self-pity, disappointment, etc. Your day will be much brighter afterwards!
"It's a good day, because God is good.
So that makes everyday a good day!"
Have a great week!
The window is open and the breeze is slightly blowing in. Birds are singing their songs and children playing can be heard in the background. I think I'll add some music to make it a more unique setting.
Ahhh, Abiding Radio softly playing a song from the instrumental section. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring to be exact. That completes the (nearly) perfect scene. To make the scene even more happier I recalled that I was actually able to understand my science this morning and got a good percent on my math! And had an awesome time with my buddies (a.k.a. siblings) playing a gentle game of Frisbee! What a joyful day it's been!
But it all started with one thing that I did this morning. And that was to start with God first.
Do you start your day with God first? Starting your day with God as the number one priority is the ultimate way to prepare oneself for the day.
Not only can you face the trials that arise during the day better, but you can have true joy. As the well known acronym goes Jesus (first), Others (second), Yourself (last.) I was actually able to really experience that today!
I want to encourage you to do the same. Spend time in God's Word and praying. Perhaps, read a Psalm first before going to wherever you are reading. It sets the mood for praising our awesome God!
It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High
To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning,
And Your faithfulness every night
Psalm 92:1-2 NKJV
What are some of your favorite passages that are good for praising God in the morning? Share them below!
I was tagged by my friend, Kate, over at The Sacrament of Living to do this fun, wintry themed, blog tag! Thanks Kate for tagging me!
The rules for this challenge happen to be… 1- Use the same title and adorable picture (above.) 2- Answer the questions (of course!) And 3- Tag five fellow bloggers. :)
(1) What are some of your favorite “Snuggle Weather” books?
Hmm... good question! Probably Little Women, Triple Creek Ranch series, The Baker Family series, or some other simple reads. :)
(2) What is you favorite wintry snack?
What does "wintry snack" mean? :D Well, I always enjoy eating cranberry sauce during the winter holidays and warm pumpkin bread!
(3) What are some of your favorite hot drinks?
Black tea, coffee, and hot chocolate.
(4) What are some of your favorite Christmas movies?
The Nativity Story and The Christmas Candle.
(5) What are some of your favorite holiday songs?
Christmas Canon in D, O Little Town of Bethlehem, O Holy Night and a Celtic version of We Wish You A Merry Christmas.
(6) Favorite snow [rainy, cloudy, rainy-ish, cloudy-ish] day crafts?
Making a snowman out of little jars and putting the makings for hot cocoa in each little jar! A totally fun gift to give!
(7) Do you want to build a snowman?
Yes! I haven't gotten to yet this winter season and would love to! It's been years since I've made one!
Those are a few of my favorite wintry things! Hope you enjoy this little snippet!
I tag Elizabeth, Madyson and Anne, and Joy
For the King,
I'm Holly, a creative gal who thrives on adventures, triumphant music, chocolate, inspiring quotes and a good story. I gave my life to the ultimate Storyteller when I was four and have never ceased to enjoy each chapter of life with my amazing family of 9.
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