"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light." ~Matthew 6:22 Happy Monday! I woke up this morning thinking of all the to-dos that need to happen and I started feeling the weight of it all. I can get in a rut and start to complain OR I can start to count. Counting the gifts from Him changes the way I see. I keep counting and the weight gets lighter. If your Monday is starting the same - grab some coffee and start writing out your gifts. We are all truly blessed! Chase The Light!
In the famine phase it is easy to want to run away! We need to lean in and pay attention to Him. "My child pay attention to my words, listen closely to what I say, don't forget my words, keep them always in mind. They are keys to life for those who find them; they bring health to the whole body. Be careful what you think because your thoughts run your life." Proverbs 4:20-23 . Yes...our mind is so powerful. We have to be careful what we think. God has told us where our battles are going to happen - in our minds. The mind is our battleground - between God and our sinful nature. Friends, our minds will direct how we move so lets root down into Him and let Him equip us. Don't ignore the stirring...remember that God has empowered us with the Holy Spirit. Don't run away - run YOUR race with Him.
"Don't be afraid; just believe." ~Jesus This morning I noticed how the clouds were moving and how the wind was blowing. I thought to myself, "This is going to be a beautiful day!" As I waited for my dog, I kept watching the clouds and I noticed how one big one did not move and how all the little ones were moving fast around it. All of a sudden I had an answer to my prayer. See, I'm a visual learner and He knows this...obviously. In order to get my attention - He brings me to His creation and causes me to look up. I wondered where my drive had gone...I wondered where my passion for bringing Him to others had gone. I dared to ask Him, "Did I do this or did you? Did you put out the flame?" Really, Michelle? So, I'm looking up and seeing the one big cloud staying put - and the little ones flying past. This was for me and I believe He said, "Hey Michelle. See this big one not moving - that's Me. See the little ones flying around...that