I have found the following things help me to seek and find Christ,
the giver of this abundance life.
Before my little munchkins get up, I start my day with prayer. Sometimes that may mean 15 minutes, other times longer. But, I find a few minutes alone without interruption.
Before my feet hit the floor, I thank God for anything and everything. This really helps get over feeling down or stuck when my day’s routine is the EXACT same as the day before.
Before I feel overwhelmed at life as usual, I commit every anxious or depressing thought that I have. I literally tell Him what concerns me and tell Him that it now belongs to Him. Then, when I “feel” that way again, I remind myself that God holds it in His hands.
Before I get in the mull grubs, I expect God to order my day and bring surprises along the way. GOOD ONES! I also look for where God is opening doors throughout the day. This may mean someone I come into contact with that day who needs encouragement or unexpected encouragement that comes my way.
5. ME TIME
Before I have a breakdown, I think of a time that day that I can have to myself. This may be a simple ten minute bath at the end of a long, exhausting day.
Before I blame some circumstance, I determine that no one and nothing can steal my joyful heart. I decide that I will live through Christ and have his abundant life, no matter what comes my way.
Before I listen to the crazy things happening in the world, I think on things that are good and pure. (And, when I don’t, I ask God to help me get back on track.)
Before I get weighted down, I surround myself with praise and worship music throughout the day, since I am at home with my kids.
I magnify God and not my surroundings. (He really IS bigger!)
9. SLEEP and EXERCISE
Before I get grumpy, I try to get enough sleep, because I function much better with it. Recently, I have been exercising regularly and my energy level has tripled!
10. DELIGHT IN THE LORD
Before I try to figure my life out, I spend my energies on knowing and pleasing the Lord in all I do! And, I remind myself that I do not have to be flawless to be loved and accepted by God! The truth is that abundant life comes through Christ alone, because of His sacrifice.
Girlfriend, try some of the above and watch out! BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, YOU WILL FIND THE ABUNDANT LIFE THAT CHRIST PURCHASED FOR YOU!
A PRAYER FOR YOU:
Lord, show your daughter who she is in Christ. Help her to live through Christ each day. May she experience Your abundant, satisfying, sustaining life.
In Jesus Name.
5 days ago