Take On Your Depression!

Tonight at church I shared a message about depression and discouragement!  When you read the Bible, you will discover that this is actually a common theme running through the lives of many of the men and women that served God very faithfully!

I penned this affirmation for a friend on Facebook and thought I would share it here for anyone interested!

“I will not worry or be anxious about anything, because I make the choice to cast all of my cares, concerns and worries upon the Lord.  I refuse to fear, because I choose to put my confident trust in Him.  I know that God is taking care of me and I know that He loves me.  I am thankful for His peaceful presence that rests in and upon my life.

I will not let my heart be troubled, because I will keep my mind, heart and Spirit focused on Him, knowing and believing that He has promised to never leave me or forsake me!

I know that trouble will come my way, but believe God when He says that He will deliver me out of my troubles and afflictions.  I will keep my eyes focused on Him and off the circumstances of life.

There will be tribulation in this world, but I can be of good cheer, because my God has overcome this world and will help me to do the same!

My future is out of my hands and in God’s hands – I know, trust, believe and have faith that He will take care of me!

God’s Word promises that ALL THINGS work together for the good of those who love Him.  I cannot change my circumstances, but I can trust God to use my circumstances to change and grow me for His glory.  What Satan means for evil, my God will use for good!

I am free, victory is mine to God be the glory!”  G3!

Slow Down!

Biscuits & Butter = Good Stuff!

When I woke up this morning, I was thinking about how I am in a rush from the moment I wake up, until the moment I lay back down at night to go to sleep.  I am not sure why I am in a rush, because I woke up in plenty of time to do whatever I wanted to do.  It’s just a mentality that I seem to get stuck in and I have noticed that it robs me of the simple pleasures that God has placed all around me.

When I rush, I miss getting to sit and have a meaningful conversation with Him.  When I rush, I fail to enjoy the flavor of the special flavored coffee that I am drinking.  When I rush, I don’t savor the smell of hot biscuits cooking and waiting on a slather of butter.  When I rush, I miss the things that can tickle me from the inside out.  When I rush I miss life as God intends for me to live and enjoy it!

This morning I am trying to slow down, move on purpose and enjoy the moments that God has given me, one moment at a time!  He loves us and out of His amazing love come beautiful and wonderful moments for all of us to be blessed by!  Slow down and enjoy the coffee, biscuit or whatever it is that God has given you to enjoy!