Psalm 19:14 (Contemporary English Version)
14Let my words and my thoughts
be pleasing to you, LORD,
because you are my mighty rock and my protector.
What has your thought life been like lately? I have started to pray the positive things I like about each family member during my quiet time with God. I want to lift up my thankfulness's for each person he has blessed my life with!
It is so easy for me during the day after the kids go to school, and the husband has gone to work to start my morning routine of laundry, and switching out the dishes. To find random (and I do mean random!) things around the house, usually items that have not been returned to their spot. (more like things borrowed and not returned!) as well as things forgotten in a hurry to get out the door. I start to grumble in my mind, and then I start to feel unappreciated -which is far, far from the truth! Before I know I have left my mind unguarded and I am cranky, not happy, and not feeling very loving to my family. Now whose fault is that? Mine! Am I any less appreciated by 10 am when I have worked myself up in a fuss, than I was when my kids kissed me and said goodbye before getting out of the car? No! I have just fallen into a trap to let Satan steal my joy, and my peace!
So the above verse is what sparked my addition to my prayer life. It also helps me in remembering what a really great man I have for a husband, when I am thanking God for him for real, specific reasons each day! I think I can say that this post is an update to my word of the year cultivate. Well that is my food for thought today. Yeah it's Friday, I hope everyone has a great weekend!