Bible Reading: Ephesians 4:17-24 & Proverbs 4:23-27
Hello Purposeful People!
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How am I making a valuable contribution to my family? That is what I asked myself one morning. What was I doing for my family that was beneficial to their spiritual growth? As God would have it we began a family Bible study starting with the Gospels and have worked our way through the New Testament each week chapter by chapter. This has strengthened our relationship as a unit and fostered an atmosphere of conversation. The way we each take in and apply God’s word to our lives is an experience I pray will continue to be passed down through each generation.
I am less likely to just run with my feeling because I have a responsibility to myself and those around me to think and act with righteousness. The impulse decisions I made were usually the result of feeling helpless. Once God helped me find that as my issue I was able to pray through it. Think for a moment: what is it that makes you feel anxious, impulsive, or envious? What do you do in those moments? Do you grab a drink? Medication? Do you start gossiping about others to make yourself feel better? Do you shop, overeat, or otherwise distract yourself from what you need to deal with?
We can’t make a contribution if we have nothing to give because we are flying on fumes or reacting to everything around us. Inserting a healthy balance of physical health, mental health and spiritual health takes time, planning, and practice. Its been proven that it takes 30 days to create a new habit. That means 30 days of prayer, bible study, talking to a pastor, or counselor, journaling your thoughts, ambitions, goals.
We can make a positive change in our lives with the help of our Lord and Savior. We are encouraged to go to Him in our times of stress.