What fills your heart?
Today I watched a video about moms. They talked about all the things they could do better. Then they interviewed their kids and they said things like “my mom is kind,” “my mom supports me,” “my mom loves me always.” The mom’s came back on the video to show their surprise and how their kids words meant so much because they mostly focus on the negative.
Gratitude is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
Regardless if your a mom or not, in life, we focus a lot on the negetive. We forget a lot about how we are supposed to be grateful for not only the little things. Our children, co-workers, families and friends are watching us walk this relationship with Christ. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want them to see me as a person who either always complains or just forgets to be grateful.
Our pastor said something last week that really struck home. He said thank God you have kids who may argue with you sometimes, because at least you have children.. ones that God gave you. And thank God if you have a struggling marriage, because at least you have someone and God will help you work it out. Thank God you have a job, even though you may hate it, because at least you have a job.
“for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21 NASB
Questions to ask yourself:
- Are you grateful, period?
- Are you thankful for what you have been given and do you treat what you have been given as a treasure? Example: job, marriage, kids, car, dog…
- Are you living life so that others can see how grateful you are to the Savior who gave you this life?
30 day challenge – read more in the “hit repeat again” previous blog…
1. Write down a list of things you need to pray for
- This is not a wish list
- Try not to just make them all about you
- Keep the list small and purposeful
2. Spend at least 30 minutes in uninterrupted prayer
- A scheduled time not just throughout the day
- Ideas: 30 minute drive to work, actually getting up early, skipping a tv show, praying before bed
3. Read at least one scripture passage a day
- Pick a book of the Bible and read a passage each day
- Follow our blog for daily scripture
4. And if you fail one day out of 30 –HIT REPEAT AGAIN!