It is only 7:15 am and I have had a rough day. We had a lovely weekend with family but my kids are overtired and at each other this morning. My patience is being tested beyond measure and I have lost it already on my little guy. I want to send them back to bed but I guess I need to feed them before school.
As I am walking around drowning in thoughts of negativity, self-pity and disgust I heard a thud.
This frame fell off the wall in my kitchen.
I picked it up and then read the words.
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances."
I laughed. How do you rejoice when your kids are driving you crazy.
Oh wait. I have three kids who get to drive me crazy.
Yep, I was so deep in negative thoughts I never once invited God into the conversation in my mind.
Give thanks in all circumstances?! Really?!?!
Well, I guess, I can give thanks for this rough morning and how it is drawing me back to prayer as a source of perspective and strength to tackle the rest of my morning.
I have always been a lyric and quote person. In recent years I have also enjoyed the wisdom in scripture. My husband laughs and says I can't put more words in our house, that people have to read through our home when they come over.
I don't put these things on the wall for people to see. I put them on my wall so I can be reminded of who I want to be. And I am thankful this morning that this picture fell, stopped me from the downward spiral I was on and brought me back on to solid ground.
I am not sure how your Monday has started, I hope more peaceful than mine did. However it started I just wanted to share, from my own experience, to remember to...
Pause. Breathe. Pray.
It will transform your day!
It has mine, once again:-)