“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus” (Phil 2:5).
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Heb 13:5)
This morning as I was getting ready for the day I started counting all the things that are “wrong” with my body, That doesn’t sound very spiritual, does it? It’s not a very spiritual activity to get dressed and ready. My body feels fragile, like it could break any minute. Sometimes it feels like a freight-train has run over it.
So I started my mental list: damaged nerves, pain in hands and feet, hernia, lack of lymph-nodes, tooth infection… Stop right there! There might be some things wrong, but I immediately made a 180 degree turn and started the list of things that are working.
First things first: I can breathe! I can see, I can hear, I can talk, I can use my hands, my heart functions correctly, my lungs are clear, I can walk (even if it’s not as swiftly as I used to), my liver works, my kidneys do their job, my hair has grown back out from when I lost it, my brain works fine, I’ve got all my intestines and they do their job, I have both my breasts, I still have my teeth, I have my nose intact (I don’t remember anybody punching it), I have all my 200+ bones… That calls for contentment!
Whenever I start feeling sorry for myself due to all the aches and pains, I just have to start counting my blessings and all the things that DO work fine! How about you? Do you have some missing parts? Are some of your parts not working properly? Start making the list of all that work fine and praise the Lord that you can breathe and that your heart pumps the blood through your system.
God’s promise that he will never leave us or forsake us is the most awesome promise to hold on to. It has sustained me year after year after year and it will sustain me year after year after year until God calls me home.
Have an attitude of praise and worship to God. Count your blessings! In my program Year of the Home, which I have not been able to implement in English because of time restraints (God won’t give more than 24 hours a day, even if He knows I “need” a double portion! Nobody gets more. It’s Equal Opportunity for everybody. Nobody gets more, nobody gets less. It’s up to each one how we use our time), the month of May is devoted to Blessings in the Home. I don’t know what God will inspire me to write. I want to teach about the blessing of blessing each other, about speaking positive, life-giving words one to another.
Please continue to pray for me and the ministry of Royal Palm World Mission. I tell my friends I need another “life” to accomplish all I have in mind. I’m getting close to the finish-line! But if I get to be as old as Moses, I’m barely half way! Pray that God brings the right people in my life so I can delegate.