Resolutions. Hard work. Expectations. Failure.
Sometimes we feel like we have to work so hard to make life work or to be who we think others or even God requires us to be.
But it’s actually simple.
God’s done everything for us already. Psalm 104 & 105 reminds us that he set boundaries for waves, made mountains and every creature that dwells there. He’s given us plants for food and makes each thing suitable to the place he’s put it. He’s forgiven us and given us his spirit to help us live.
So what are we stressed about?
All we need to do is respond to his love and care for us.
Here’s 10 ways to do that:
- Give thanks to the Lord
- Call on his name
- Make known what he has done
- Sing praise to him
- Glory in his holy name
- Let your heart rejoice
- Seek the Lord – his face – get up close and personal with him
- Look to him for strength
- Remember the wonders he has done
- Shout for joy!
Not a hard list, is it?
Let’s try it for a couple of days and see if our day goes more smoothly. Or even try it every day for 1 week and see if you notice your days shifting to less stressed, more positive and happier. Try it for 3 weeks to make it a new habit.
I can’t wait to start.
Let me know how you’re doing by sharing your experiences here in the comments or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org