Thursday, June 8, 2017

There was something in the air and it wasn't a Phil Collins song

Yesterday it seemed like something was in the air, to twist and distort things between people. It seemed to be everywhere. I had to remember as one version says, we wrestle not against flesh and blood, our people may be hurting us, but it’s the enemy behind them, trying to destroy families. Ephesians 6:12 the Amplified Bible  reads “ For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places.”

 I reminded people as the Lord led, that we have to bless the Lord, think higher than our thoughts, think on good things or we will all go under.

A good slogan is expectations=resentments. I found this quote taken from an Al-anon site : "Any time I am in resentment, I am not taking care of myself. I am blaming someone else for something I need to do.

The higher the expectations, the lower the serenity. I try to keep my boundaries high, my expectations low, and my heart open."

So, it’s Thursday and a great day for Recovery in the State of Florida! Go to a gathering attend a small group, pray with a loved one, read something encouraging. Be gentle with people and may they give gentleness back to you. Smile at someone even if there are tears in your eyes.

 Take care of your body and soul and you will have something to give to others the Lord puts in your path.

Praying especially with those who are struggling in their mind with wanting to use again or contemplating leaving a recovery path. Sometimes it just takes pressing through that wall! Put the beauty of music and worship into your day:
Song for the day

And LOL Phil Collins song