Donna Collins Tinsley is a sister among you, a sojourner, who writes a word of hope for mothers who have been affected by the pain of addiction in their loved ones lives. She prays for them also through Somebody's Mother Online Prayer Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/119408188089314/.
She lives in Port Orange, FL and has been included in 17 book compilations, several magazines and online. She is a lover of the Lord Jesus Christ.
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)
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