I don't usually do this but today I woke up at the luxurious 9th hour of the day - way after the local feathered flocks had made their daily departures. So i'll be multitasking to catch up on some time.. As well as I couldn't think of a title for this and being inspired by Mamie Smith on my morning playlist, no, the title has little relevance... unless I had called it Morning Blues. I want to share a bit of what I'm reading. I have struggled for quite some time every morning, and it wasn't until I had a chance to lye in this morning that I again felt just this plain, unadorned sadness the moment I realised I was awake. It's funny because for a second when I open my eyes, I feel at peace and energised, and then the unlike hits me like a ton of bricks. I feel somewhat defeated and really not wanting to face the day - I don't know why, but what I do know is that these feelings do not belong to me, and I don't have to keep feeling this way.
Here are some things that help me to keep going:
1. Choose how you live. Happy People: don't complain, don't compare, don't compete.
2. Praise Him - constantly and in spite of your feelings - it only lifts and educates you
3. Draw the line. I, hands down have fallen into the disillusion of mistaking humility for what it is. Pronouncing the fact that you are saved and sanctified cannot be done with just knowing it, believe it with your actions and words. Knowing exactly who you are and where you stand is not stepping on anyone else's toes, believe loudly.
"I am accountable to God for the way I control my body under His authority. Paul said he did not “set aside the grace of God”— make it ineffective (Galatians 2:21). The grace of God is absolute and limitless, and the work of salvation through Jesus is complete and finished forever. I am not being saved— I am saved. Salvation is as eternal as God’s throne, but I must put to work or use what God has placed within me. To “work out [my] own salvation” (Philippians 2:12) means that I am responsible for using what He has given me."
In God we trust,