It’s still sick week here. 2 kids overlapped with fevers. Last night I slept in between both of them and just prayed I wouldn’t get it.
Keeping me very sane is running on the treadmill during nap time for half an hour. I am alone in the garage with my phone and earphones and doing one of those preset weight loss work outs. Usually afterwards I feel like Jelly head to toe and beeline to the backyard.
I lay on the floor and stretch and feel the cool earth on my skin. I do some grounding, walking and twirling around (can’t wait to move to the next house where all these 2 story houses don’t look into my backyard!) but just laying on my back looking at the sky is my favorite.
This immersion in gratitude lately really does incredible things for one’s mood and outlook. I really thought about today how I MADE IT and how grateful I was, thanks to God.
-I made it to adulthood! Trust me, I did some foolish things that could have easily prevented that. Worst yet, I cringe to think I could have died unsaved. But I’m here..I’m an adult.
-I have the family I always dreamed about. When I was a little girl I had 10 imaginary sisters for a while. I wanted to be a part of a large family so badly…well I got the opportunity to create a large-ish sort of one..at least for today’s standards. I’m so happy about that.
-Most importantly, I made it to being born again. In a world where there is SO much confusion, I am grateful I made it through, saw all the human formed false works doctrine for what it was, and found the truth. This is enough to call it good and yet God still blesses us in this life with so many gifts and special people.
Even recently too-
-I made it through some personal darker times, I made it through stressful things, I’ve almost made it through this moving process :)!
We are constantly making it through big and small hurdles. Let’s take a moment of pause in this busy culture, to just appreciate THAT before the next one.
If we remember what we have made it through, we can remind ourselves that we can make it through anything..and that’s a pretty good feeling.
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 16.36
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. Romans 8:37
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 1 John 4.4
Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? 1 John 5.5
To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. Rev 3.21
If it’s not a regular practice, I challenge you to take some time each day to truly think about what you are grateful for and what you have overcome with God’s help. It will make the day look brighter and your smile bigger. This is the key to not sweating the small stuff I think.