Tuesday, February 11, 2014
I've been trying to keep up on my daily devotions from a wonderful book called "365 Spirit-Lifting Devotions for Women". Today's devotion has struck a chord deep within my soul.
Wisconsin, along with a great majority of the midwest and eastern states has been experiencing a stretch of below average temperatures this winter along with the usual snow, ice, wind and other niceties that come along with ol' man winter. Last night produced another record low of -26 degrees below zero and that's not factoring in the wind chill which brings that temperature down to around -40 degrees below zero. A temperature like that has been a common occurrence and not the exception this winter. So, I'm starting to get just a little cranky and tired of winter; just a little. OK, if I'm honest, I'm reeeeaaalllyyy getting tired of the cold, wind. snow and I'm CRANKY!! I'm so done with winter it's not funny.
Which brings us back to today's devotion and bible verse:
I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. - Philippians 4:11
I haven't been listening to God lately, as I certainly haven't be content. Instead of focusing on what I can change, such as my attitude, I've been focusing on what I can't. So just for today, I'm not going to focus on the cold, I'm going to focus on the wonderful blessings that the Lord above has showered on me, from a warm house with plenty of heat, water pipes that haven't frozen, a steaming mug of coffee and a warm jacket, hat and gloves that keep me protected from the elements.
I am truly blessed.
Peace be with you today!