Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Quiet times...

One of the things I love most in life is watching the sunrise. I always laugh when others tell me they love to sleep in...and I just can't. I love to be up when the sun comes up. I think it is one of the most fascinating things in the world as well as beautiful. This is where I find inner peace.

Life is so busy. We're so caught up in lifes events that we forget about those quiet times. When we forget about what is really important and our quiet time slips away, we will find ourselves caught up in complaining, frustration, and negativity.

Here's seven things you can do:
Exchange your weakness for His strength.
Your unhappy heart for His joy.
Your annoyance with His love.
Your anxiety with His peace.
Your impatience for His patience.
Your complaining for His contentment.
Your harsh attitude for His gentleness.

What can you exchange in your life so that God can take control once again?


Shane Coffman said...

Reminds me of a song...

I'm trading my sorrows
I'm trading my pain
I'm laying it down
for the joy of the Lord

Theresa said...

I can't sing that song without laughing now...

'cause I'm trading my sorrows and I'm trading my pain... I'm laying them down for some ice cream. :)