Writing today as part of the Five Minute Fridays weekly free-write. Today’s writing prompt is ADJUST.
UPDATE: I originally posted this on March 25, 2020. But the prompt for today seems to fit, so I’m reposting it in the hope of encouraging others to join me. I continue working hard to adjust my thinking. I purpose daily to praise not panic, worship not worry, remain faithful not fearful. Let’s be praise warriors!
The LORD is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. Psalm 118:14 (NLT)
After watching an hour of news this morning I’ve decided to focus on focusing my prayer life, especially now. Will you join me, friends?
I’ve decided to praise not panic (Psalm 71:14).
I’ve decided to trust God in all circumstances, even those we don’t know yet (Psalm 9:10).
I’ve decided not to anticipate the worst or allow anxiety to well up inside me (2 Timothy 1:7).
I’ve decided, instead, to dwell on these things; whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—I will think about these things (Philippians 4:8).
This is possible only because of Jesus (Phil 4:13). He is my strength (Psalm 118:14) and victor over all things (1 Corinthians 15:57).
Let’s decide to be praise warriors!
How will you express your praise today?
Praising our Lord, and thanking Him that He’ll never abandoned us no matter what we’ll be walking through next. Hugs!
That is enough to praise about today and every day! Take care, Sister!
“Mate, how can you praise the Lord,
with this bloody bollocking cancer,
and no quack you can afford,
with death the only answer?”
I took it in and spun it round,
this cobber’s concerned shout,
and then I guess I went and found
a faith that had gone walkabout.
“Dinkum question, and I guess
that somewhere up the blue
there’s blokes who can clean up this mess,
and I can name you three or two:
God’s ankle-biter, Himself and Spook
are gonna get me off the hook.”
Andrew, you are expanding my horizons. I looked it up to find Aussie origins in your poem. Thanks for stopping by. BTW-trust those Blokes.
I share your sentiment – let’s be thankful, generous, praisers of God. There is so much good, even right now. Especially now.
I’m working to remain true to my declaration because I know the pit I can slide into if I don’t purpose to stay out of it. I hope you were encouraged. Thanks for commenting, Amie.