LESSONS IN THE STORM!
Updated: Mar 15, 2021
Treasured by God!
This winter storm, with all of its challenges, definitely was a distraction in many ways. There was so much that legitimately needed my attention, so we could survive. And there was just as much that tried to steal my attention with worry and anxious thoughts, things I could do nothing about. I acknowledge this.
Yet, this storm was also anchoring because it reminded me just how much I need to be focused on Jesus in everything. He wants to be in the details of our lives, not compartmentalized. In other words, no more "Leisa" piles and "Jesus" piles! All the piles are His! Yes, I know that! However, this storm and all of its challenges, gave me an opportunity to choose what was going to get my attention, the problem or the Problem Solver! You see, we either control our thoughts or they will control us!
I got to practice intentional thinking, managing my thoughts, and redirecting them. It was a powerful lesson that kept me in a place of peace, a peace that surpasses all understanding that our Abba Father promises to us, His beloved children. His Word is truth and it will work when we apply it to our lives.
These two Scriptures became the anchor my hope and peace rested on:
"Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you." (Ephesians 3:20 TPT)
"I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency]." (Philippians 4:13 AMPC)
We are truly, sustained by God!
Be Encouraged! ❤