Sometimes I have to physically stop and look at what is happening around me. As I was telling a friend last night, it is wayyy easier to see all the negative, hard, stressful aspects of my busy life than to see the blessings and positive characteristics. I have made a new commitment to wake up every day and see God in my morning, and ask him to be present throughout my day. I am so grateful to have a God, a friend, who is always ready and waiting for me even when I am inconsistent in my attention to him. You know, sometimes it just takes a major out pour of emotions and sharing of life with another person to see and hear how much I have going for me. Thank you, Lord, for being faithful, and thank you, Lord for remembering me.
Not all of it, but a good portion of my attitude is a choice, and that choice is often clouded by negative activity and emotion. Today I choose to taste and see that the Lord is good.
"The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them. Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him." -Psalm 24:7-8
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." -Rom 8:28
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." -James 1:2-4
"The LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." -Psalm 118:23-24