I got to enjoy the day with my two youngest children. We concluded our day, cuddling, while watching Peppa Pig. Before that, we went to McDonald’s play place with 2 of my dear friends. We shared things that were happening in our lives and how God works through us.
One thing we agreed on, is that we have to encourage each other with scripture and devotionals that God shares with us. As I have previously stated, I’m not perfect and I have made mistakes.
What God is speaking to me is that it’s a new day.
Will I ever have a better relationship with my parents? Probably not. Will I ever have peace with the fathers of my daughters? Probably not. Will I have peace with anyone associated with them? Probably… not. What I will do is continue to pray for God to give me the strength to deal with their hatred and ill attitude. I will also pray for not only them, but myself. I say that because none of us are innocent in the ill feelings we share or spread.
Am I innocent? No. We all have a part in this vicious circle.
I strive everyday to accept the negative things that occur in my life as graciously as I accept my blessings.
I have been SO incredibly blessed with people in my life that love me. I try so hard not to take that for granted. I was able to spend Sunday with close friends doing a project to enhance our lives, namely theirs. I spent Tuesday evening helping a dear friend to relax. I was trying to show those people how much I love them, and how much I’m thankful to have them in my lives.
I’ve had a… strenuous… week. There were a couple times emotions were high, not all bad. I got some disappointing news right after I had got some encouraging news. I have to remember that I am completely blessed, in both of those discoveries. I started this morning with intense excitement that I would be spending the next 130 hours (5+ days) uninterrupted with my 2 youngest children. I may not be able to spend it with my older children, but what I need to focus on, is those 130 hours.
What should we do? Should we do everything? Should we do anything? Should we just lie around the house and do nothing? Decisions, decisions!
We had a meeting/play date with friends, today. We are spending the 4th of July with my best-friend and her son. We will more than likely relax on Friday. Saturday, we are going to take our friends to COSI. Sunday, we invited my sister over. We may go out for lunch, or I might make a special dinner. I’m not sure, yet. I feel like we have made plans Monday, but I’m not sure what they are. Either way, we will enjoy every moment of our time together.
I’m going to share some scripture that the Lord is speaking to me:
Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of desire: this is also vanity and vexation of the spirit. –Ecclesiastes 6:9
Enjoy what you have! Dreaming about what you want or how you want things to be is a waste of precious time. Like I mentioned at the beginning: “probably not…” I’m very happy, so rather than wasting my time trying to change that (which I can’t and have exhausted my efforts) I’m going to enjoy the positives in my life.
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. –Proverbs 15:13
Spread happiness and positivity. If someone is heartbroken because things are going wrong with their parents, don’t spew hatred. You may think you’re putting the other person down, but you’re, actually, devaluing yourself.be cheerful, not broken.
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.— John 16:33
This gives me hope in knowing no matter what our storms, if we remain in Jesus, He will get us through! The world is full of evil things such as trials, problems, challenges, oppressions, difficulties, etc. The only one that can give us victory peace over all aforementioned problems is JESUS. He came to destroy the works of the devil, so that we all could be set free from the horrible days.
Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?— Ecclesiastes 3:22
Do not turn God’s blessings into sin by perverseness and complaining; make the best of life. God will sweeten its bitters to you, if you be faithful.
Thanks for stopping by. Remember: it’s a new day the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad in it. Happy 4th of July! Celebrate our freedom!