Day 2-7 // 31 Days of God’s Truth in My Day to Day

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Day 2-7

Day 2 – When you are tempted to have your mind on yourself remember this! Colossians 3:1-2 “…set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.” Don’t shuffle along life with your eyes on the ground or engrossed in your circumstance but be alert so you can notice what God is doing around you.
Dear Lord, renew in me an expectation of You and what You can do in my life. Help me to notice your hand in my day to day. ‪#‎Write31Days‬


Day 3 – I have so many ideas but sometimes I don’t act on them because I don’t know what the outcome will be. Will it take me out of my comfort zone? Will be a success? What will people think? Somtimes when I don’t have all the anwers it’s God’s provision, because maybe I would play it safe instead of just going for it! I am learning not to resent the obscured view I have of my future. It’s there, it’s coming, He’s already planned it. I can just focus on Him and trust. (1 Cor. 13:12)  ‪#‎Write31Days‬


Day 4 – Everything, no matter how perfect, noble, extensive, or excellent is, it has limits.
BUT God, His commands, His guidance, His wisdom does not. It extends without limits and without fail. (Psalm 119:96) My performance orientation, the idea that I need to perform or be productive to have value, is a lie. Striving to “get it right” has it limits and pulls my focus away from Him. His love for me in unconditional and nothing can seperate me from it. ‪#‎Write31Days‬


Day 5 – I just love the Message’s translation of Romans 8:1-2. “With the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved. Those who enter into Christ’s being-here-for-us no longer have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud. A new power is in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death.” The heavy stuff that holds me back and weighs me down has no authority to be there, however I have allowed it to hang around. It’s up to me to take a stand and daily proclaim my freedom in Christ. ‪#‎Write31Days‬


Day 6 – “I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you…” Isaiah 42:6 The very knowledge that The Lord is in your life, taking care of you should bring you joy. If not, spend time thinking about it. He dosen’t just want you to have joy but to overflow and bubble up with it. He will guide you, comfort you, encourage you, and strenghten you. ‪#‎Write31Days‬ ‪#‎ChoosingJoy‬


Day 7 – Out with the old and in with the new.
WIth all the work that is being done on the house we decided to put on a new roof. As I watch the layers of slate being sloughed from the top I am reminded how forgiveness has the power to peel off the layers of bitterness and resentment that can acculumate over the years if not dealt with. This is God’s plan for freedom -FORGIVENESS. Both to experience His and give some of your own to others.

Write 31 Days of God’s Truth in My Day to Day

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