Last week I wrote about my confusion and complete exhaustion over the various situations we are facing. And many of you commented on feeling the same way. This week I want to spend more time in a different direction. While more planning to reopen needs to happen, more dissemination of information is necessary, I want to get away from a lot of the various commentary. Instead, I need to focus on some positive things in my life.
Paul said in Philippians 4:8: Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.
This is my goal for this week, to give more focus on what God has done and is doing in my life; to focus more on the blessings, more on the positive than the negative.
Sunday evening, before the storms, my family went on a creek walk. We do this often, we go to a local creek, get in and explore. It was time with family, a respite from the heat, and a great example of multiple blessings from God. Afterwards, we had dinner and watched a musical. We had plenty of food and were able to partake in the gift of music – more blessings.
While I have plenty of things to agonize about, while there are still lots of things to deal with, I definitely need to shift my focus to the blessings. Join me in this. Let us together pray in thanksgiving for our blessings, focus on the lovely and admirable, the excellent and praiseworthy. And in doing that, God will provide the rest of the answers.