As for me, work is a never ending story, I will Blog at least once a month as daily I miss all of you, beloved Champions! Had stomach Flu for 2 weeks & irritable bowel due to stress. Pastor is preaching about Rest & his sermons came at the right time as I am burning out. Rest simply means to do what you can at your best e.g. in your work place & leave the rest to the Lord! Stop laboring your job, thinking how is my proposal? Am I doing enough to follow up with my sales clients, will my director accept my proposal etc...
On last Wednesday during the Bible Study, out of no where came my worry to Bless my family for a holiday. The deceptions of Satan came with deceptions: aren't you upgrading to a premium car? Do you think your family will appreciate you for doing so? [I attend New Creation Church while the rest of my family house themselves in another Church. At times we have conflict over the matter of Grace while it is the Grace teaching from Pastor Prince Ministry that brought me out of the land of lack to prosperity of entering the promise land flowing with milk & honey!] At that exact moment of my thoughts, Pastor preached that "Money is to be used! Don't save at the expense of fear. Don't use people, love people. I felt that sense of peace words cannot describe..."
Cutting the testimony short, I bless my whole family for a trip to Korea in winter as my younger sister wanted to have a feel of snow! My family chooses the package & I bless them with the grace of Jesus. I felt the peace in my heart, as Devil, you do not tell us what to do in our life as we are Child of most high God! Amen?! I had my plans as well to visit sister Janice for the cheese cake, Sister Kitty, Sister Lori Sister Dana etc
"This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it" Psalm 118:24 [NKJV]. So we should give our day by a chance, change our view, & imitate the resolve of the psalmist: "I will rejoice & be glad in it." We can't spend tomorrow's money, celebrate tomorrow's achievements, or resolve tomorrow's riddles. We have only today: This is the day that the Lord has made. We must be present to win! Don't heavy today with yesterday's regrets or acidize it with tomorrow's troubles. But we tend to do so don't we; I confess I do at times!
We sabotage our day, wiring it for disaster, lugging along yesterday's troubles, downloading tomorrow's struggles. Remorse over the past, anxiety over future. We aren't giving our day a chance! God's mercies are new every morning. Receive them. Lightning strikes us as well. Thunderbolts of regret can ignite & consume us. Counteract them with downpours of God's grace, Jesus blood daily washings of forgiveness. "The Lord's love never ends; His mercies never stop. They are new every morning" Lam 3:22-23 [NCV]
Pastor Prince & Max Lucado