Aligning Ourselves with Good Things and Good Thoughts
“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”– 2 Corinthians 10:5
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.”– Romans 12:2
These verses have been changing my life. Literally. You never realize how important it is to have the right attitude, to think positively until you see someone else talking bad about themselves. Or in my case: seeing how I treat my kids. I want them to be full of life, and full of good things. I don’t want to tear them down.
So, we’re been going through some changes in our house. By the grace of God (and only through Him!), we have quieted our voices, been patient (most of the time), and we’ve been taking the time to stop and really listen to what our kids have to say.
So, every time I feel like I am out of control (which I think was at the root of it all to begin with, and I find could be at the root of a lot of problems), I tell myself I am not going to align myself with the spirit of control, and move on with my day. Amen! And you can do that with anything. But I think it all starts with realizing you have a problem, and wanting to change.
I daily try to renew my mind, to think on good things, heavenly things, and thank Jesus for the ability to change with His help. He is so good!
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” – Philippians 4:8
– Just a little bit of what’s going on in our lives. Hope you all are having a fabulous week and new year!