Tuesday, July 14, 2009

So long fustration... I have the Lord on my side!

Some of you dont know that I have spent the whole summer studing Beth Moores' Stepping up Series on the Psalms of Ascent. One thing that we really talked alot on was taking the High Road. So. I decided that i would pick out a few things in my life and very slowly start taking steps to go on the High Road.

1 - Chores, I now will start every task with a small prayer of thankfulness for all that I have. Thankfulness for having carpets, for having dishes, for having machines like a dishwasher.

2 - Children, I will now strive to take 3 breaths before speaking when i am feeling fustration. I will aim to call out to God for every time a child needs disciplined. I will also pray constantly for God to catch my children when they are misbehaving. I also want to pray especially for Sabryna as she works out this new path of becoming a teen.

3 - Work, I will STOP feeling the need to procrastinate. While all my tasks are done on time, I will stop waiting to the last minute. I will plan on creating a work schedual and adhearing to it. I also will pray over my work, my co-workers, and the customers who are my friends.

4 - Marriage, I will STOP praying for my husband to become something he is not. Instead I will pray that God helps me to see the man that I love, and to encourage him as he is. I will no longer seek to change him, but leave him in God's hands, as he has the perfect plan.

5 - Image, I will now see myself as a Princess. I am worthy of His love, His affection. I will no longer shoot myself down with negative thoughts of image, and self worth. I will pray that God will work change in me so that others will be moved by me.

6 - Spiritually, I will now imerse myself in the Word of God. I will try to memorize scriptures, and seek him more often. I will also seek to pray and read the Word of God with my husband and my family. I will also forgive as 2nd Corinthians 2:10-11 tells us too, encourage as Hebrews 10:24-26 tells us, and love as 1st Peter 4:7-8 asks us.

I am going to make these work. I so dearly yearn for a closer relationship with God, and I just know that with His help, I can over come.

Do you have things in your life where you need to take the High Road?

Angela N.

A fun and neat photo of my daughter Sabryna. She is a source of great joy to me. (Brushes by JessicaSprauge)


Shari July 14, 2009 at 5:20 PM  

You are truly inspiring my friend! And I (yup ME)am SO BLESSED to be able to call you that ... "MY FRIEND!" I love you to pieces!

Shalae July 30, 2009 at 10:16 PM  

These are some great thoughts! I've been thinking of things similar. Things I need to take the higher road on and do better at.... one step at a time. Thanks for sharing!

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