Saturday, January 7, 2017

#Trust in the #LORD with all thine heart, And lean not unto thine own understanding; In all the ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. #Proverbs 3:5-6

#Happy #New #Year Everyone!  

     Yes, I am posting six days after the new year begun.  But as my Grandmother used to say, 'Better to be late at the pearly gates than to arrive on time in hell.' 

     I was glad to see 2016 end due to not accomplishing my goals for the year and the last quarter of the year did not begin well.  The traumatic event of the storm indeed changed my viewpoints on a lot of things; particularly, God is still in control and His blessings bestowed on me and my family.  After developing health issues during my time of despair it were a wake-up call for me.  It were imperative I change my way of thinking and how I reacted to unpleasantries.  Basically, I removed all the unnecessary and useless crap from my life and started relaying on the one person whom has been by my side the entire time; God. 

     How did I do it?  
     I started back reading my #Bible everyday.  I went on-line and printed inspirational sayings and posted them where I could view throughout the day. For over two months, weather permitting, I sat in my car during lunch and while I ate I listened to the #K-Love radio station.  Even on during my breaks I would walk outside to my car.  The fresh air and sunshine helped keep my mind clear reinforcing the preference to stay calm.  
     
     Everyday I count my blessings.  Small or big, I counted them.  
     I began to count my blessings.  And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord you God.  Deuteronomy 28:2

     I stopped asking why and began to relay more on my faith.  I ask everyday for God's help and guidance - knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. James 1:3 

     Be still, and know that I am God - Psalm 46:10

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