Today’s Theme: Needy Whiny and Discouraged ( faith dare page 164)
Today’s Dare: Dare to Speak Praise, Sing Praise and Live with Confidence in God
“Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you.” 1 Thes 5:18
I have been sharing with you some of my process and how God is calling me to faith, as I prepare for my son’s wedding. I started this dare, with the Cornerstone Women, the month of my oldest son’s wedding, and as of today, we are 3 days from “I do”. Being it’s so close I am naturally up early with my mind filled with all the things I have to do in the next 2 days, and for the rehearsal dinner.
I can attest today that I have had a recent reminder that living under the circumstance causes me to be places that God never intended me to be. And, yes, while under, one can get a bit whiny and discouraged! Been there, done that, a few times this month already.
Yesterday I was stressing over the table decorations for the dinner I am in charge of….I want it to be nice, but fun and not formal. I want to please the bride and groom and her family. I thought I had a solid plan but the plates I purchased didn’t work and threw everything off….I began spinning….trying different things, obsessing over something so small. Back and forth, back and forth over how the tables will be set…paper, nice hard plastic, real glass plates…..from one thing to the other…and back again. Seriously? There are people in Haiti living in tents and I am spinning my wheels over this????
So today is “D” day for all I need to have this dinner party in place. I must make a decision, purchase the last things, etc. Add that to an already full day of getting my hair colored, nails done, etc….and my sister arriving to stay with me from out of town. So….today’s dare is perfect for me.
I am to praise God all day, as a spiritual exercise, a discipline.
I have much to praise Him for. I am gaining a new daughter in 3 days. I can be sad over cutting the apron string with my son, or now begin focusing on the new daughter and the gift of God in that.
I am blessed to be able to do this dinner. I can thank God for that, or stress over pleasing everyone.
On and On….we can really take ourselves to places we don’t need to be.
Can’t wait to see how this increases my focus and gets me through TODAY!