Sunday, 25 July 2010

Changing The Way We Think

Today God spoke to me through an episode of “Enjoying Everyday Life” by Joyce Meyer. It was all about changing the way we think. It’s encouraging to know that we don’t have to think the thoughts that come into our head! For example, if we start to get thoughts about how awful life is with M.E - we can dwell on those thoughts and become upset. Or, we can diminish the thoughts and give them to God. We can change the way we think.

Our mood can change dramatically by the things that we are thinking. We can make ourselves happy by thinking encourage thoughts, and we can make ourselves sad by thinking discouraging thoughts. If we make the decision to change the way we think, we can improve our mood and attitude dramatically! Our mind is constantly in battle, but I have made the decision today to control the things that I am thinking and let God take away my discouraging thoughts.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Our Future Is In God's Hands.

It's so easy for everyone to worry about the future, but it's even easier when you have an illness. I often have worried about when I will be able to go back to school, if and how I will be able to do my GSCE's, if I will get better all worse - but it's very important that we leave this in God's hands and trust him.

 It's comforting to know that God already has a plan for our lives. Jerimiah 29:11 says: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." We can worry all we want but no amount of worrying will change the plans that God has for us!

I have decided to trust God with my future. Whenever a worrying thought comes into my head about the future, I will give it to God and leave it with him! He has great plans for my life, whatever they may be, so for my sake it's best just to leave my future with him! :)

Sunday, 4 July 2010

God always forgives.

No matter what we do and how many times we do it, God will always forgive us. I find this really encouraging, as it is so easy on a good day to ignore God and not spend time with him. This results in me being snappy towards my family. I love that every time I do something wrong, he will never condem me and he is waiting for me to tell him how sorry I am, and then give me a big hug!

After we have sinned, we often put off praying and spending time with God because we are embarrased or ashamed, but God will always forgive us and will wipe our slates clean! That is such an amazing promise! :)