Capturing My Thoughts

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Minds can run wild sometimes, and mine tends to run towards anxiety, things I can’t control, what ifs, discontentedness.  Something that has really helped me lately with this is focusing on this verse:

“….bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ”   ~2Corinthians 10:5b

and this one:

“….let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,  looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…”  ~Hebrews 12:1b-2a

Try this the next time you are anxious:

~Breath deeply for a minute or more.

~Focus on Jesus, picture Him walking towards you on top of the stormy seas with no difficulty

~Thank Him, ask Him to help you calm the seas.  Remember He said, “Be still!” to the waves and wind, and they were.

~Breathe, pray, relax, thank Him, remain focused on Him.

This helps me very much, and I hope that it may help you as well.  Love and hugs, Lisa

 

The Lord Is My Shepherd

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The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 

 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 

 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.  (Psalm 23, KJV)

*Photo taken on Valentia Island

Waiting

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Having an injury or illness mandates much waiting, much stillness, much hoping and praying.  I am truly seeing what it is to wait for the Lord, to wait to see the mounting up with wings like eagles.  In my oh-too-human moments, I doubt and fear and fret.  But it is a promise….people who wait upon the Lord shall and will mount up with wings like eagles, we will walk and not grow faint A promise, a sure hope.  And that brings me past my human self for a time, to see the bigger thing that God wants me to see.  He’s there, He’s always with me, He never leaves me, and He will carry me through. So thank you, God, for the waiting.  It’s been good.  Blessings to all of you who are also waiting.  Slainte, Lisa

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” ~Psalm 27:14