Saturday, February 2, 2013

When Things Happen

We had a great day at Snowcapades. Jonny really enjoyed the sled runs. The final run for him ended sooner that he might have wanted. He asked that he not be spun, and sure enough he was really spun and pushed off. Needless to say he was caught unprepared and out of control. The result was a sore head and sore feelings as a result of what had just happened.

It’s amazing how when something happens to us that is out of our control or opposed to our desires that we find our energy being drained as we quickly slide into a negative focus. This is what Sarah had to write about today.

By the way, after giving Jon a hug, giving him some children’s Tylenol, and giving him a little bit of time all it really took to refocus him was to remind him of all that went well and the overall good time he had-a little reshaping of his perspective.

Today (2/2) in “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young

I am renewing your mind. When your thoughts flow freely, they tend to move toward problems. Your focus gets snagged on a given problem, circling round and round it in attempts to gain mastery. Your energy is drained away from other matters through this negative focus. Worst of all, you lose sight of Me.

A renewed mind is Presence – focused. Train your mind to seek Me in every moment, every situation. Sometimes you can find Me in your surroundings: a lilting birdsong, a loved one's smile, golden sunlight. At other times, you must draw inward to find Me. I am always present in your spirit. Seek My Face, speak to Me, and I will light up your mind.

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Psalm 105:4

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