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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Attitude


Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
—Hebrews 13:8 (NLT)


         You discover when you are can’t walk without a walker how much you are dependent on your two arms and two legs! Moving is slow, and you can’t carry simple things like a cup of coffee. You wait on your husband to bring you water, food, and help you with simple activities of daily living. It bothers you that he is exhausted every evening, and doesn’t rest well. And you realize how absolutely dependent you are on each other at this time of life. You also realize that you are basically alone. It’s not deliberate on anyone’s part. Life is busy for everyone. You are aging. You learn to handle it the best that you can, and you attempt to learn lessons from the journey.

         Hardship can do one of two things. I know you have heard this before. But it is real. You can become bitter or better in the face of it. You can sit around feeling deserted and wallow in self-pity, or you can choose to make the most of a difficulty. The Holy Spirit empowers you with the ability to overcome your circumstance’s control of your emotions. With His strength, your attitude can turn from negative to positive. You can exercise His power to believe you are not a victim of life. You are victorious no matter what is faced. Joy and peace are not dependent on the attention of anyone else. You only need His. And you know His attention is constant, positive, uplifting, and encouraging. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

         Life happens. No matter what happens, God is your constant and sure foundation in this vacillating world. His perfect plan for your life always gives hope for your future—even when you are more advanced in years! Trust Him when the seasons of your life change. Learn His lesson in wherever circumstance life places you, and apply that lesson to your life. It makes the next circumstance easier to handle, because you have learned spiritual balance in a world that offers no solid foundation. The power of the Holy Spirit to handle change is always available. His power—His strength—His faithfulness—His consistency—His balance is yours to exercise daily. You can never ask too much of God. His provision is unending. Living by faith in Him provides abundance in all that life brings.  

         “See, I am doing a new thing!” the Lord proclaims. “Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise” (Isaiah 43:19-21). Whatever new thing lies ahead in your life–whatever change, He has made a way to provide exactly what is needed for your journey. He offers all the resources you need. You are His child, and He will not forsake you or leave you. Praise Him and accept His spiritual peace. It is His perfect gift for your life—to know that in whatever change occurs, He has a plan and purpose for your life—no matter what your age!

         I’m learning what the Grace of Jesus means in my life! My whole perspective of His love is like a newly discovered gem! I’m writing more to share His love! I’m dealing positively with the last feelings of grief that writing about my father brings up. I’m gaining upper body strength. My mind constantly thinks of ways I can make life a little easier. I’m healing not only physically, but emotionally and mentally. The Holy Spirit sends a friend to encourage me every day, and I’m able to encourage her in return. As long as I give I will receive. I won’t only be strengthened, but be strong for someone else.

         What is your circumstance? It doesn’t determine your life. Your attitude does. And with the incredible power of the Holy Spirit, nothing is impossible!


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