Nov 17 2011

Protected

You can find pros and cons…to everything in life. 

One of the cons to being single is when you fall asleep on the couch watching TV at night and no one is there to wake you up and say, “honey go to bed!”.  Then on the pro side when you scratch your car…you don’t have to fess up to anyone…don’t have to go home and say…”honey I damaged the car today.”

Sorry, it’s a silly thought.

It started when I read this, this morning, perfect start to the day.  It’s from the Daily Word,

The spirit of God goes before me, making safe and successful my way.

Closing my eyes and thinking of a loved one can bring a smile to your face and peace to your soul. The opposite is also true: When you worry, you may feel physical or emotional discomfort. Choosing to experience the joy of life,  you keep your thoughts positive and uplifted. Whether standing in line, interviewing for a job, (or scratching your mini van again while pulling out of a parking spot-I added that)

To keep you mind free of anxiety and fear remember what is true:

“You will have confidence, because there is hope; you will be protected”.--Job 11:18

Choose to experience the good in each moment…yeah so I scratched my minivan again…but there’s no one that’s going to be upset with me because I did it…I have no anxiety about it.  I don’t care…it’s a minivan, not a mercedes!

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11/17/2011 9:04:04 AM
Vickie Guthrie United States
Vickie Guthrie
As I was driving into work today I heard you talking about the starches on your van.  God started talking to me about how our cars getting starches, dents and sometimes wrecked. We take our vehicles to a car artist to have the starches buffed out and the dents pulled out and when needed an overhaul for repairs.
Just like our vehicles we can get starches, dents and total wrecked just by living in this world.  When my husband died almost 8 years ago leaving me to finish raising my kids I thought my life would be wrecked. But I went to the greatest artist of all time and he repaired my life with a better one. My family has gone though a lot happen since that day when my husband and father of my kids went to be with his Heavenly Father, things like the house burning down losing everything, to my kids getting mixed up in drugs. But God was there the whole time helping me though every step of the way. Now almost 8 years later, I got remarried little over a year ago, to a man that God picked for me. I moved to a new town and started a new job and I was ordained in ministry.
God is so WONDERFUL he will heal all the starches, dents and wrecked that we have in our lives and will make a better person out of us if we let him have total control.  
11/17/2011 9:21:11 AM
Diane United States
Diane
Amanda, You are an amazing lady!  I really enjoy hearing about your single-mom-stories on my way to work.  I, too, am a single-mom and can TOTALLY relate to so many situations you describe.  This morning I totally yelled out loud - YES! - when you said, "it's a mini-van!"  A man bumped my car with his car door in a parking lot one day.  He was so overly apologetic about "dinging" my car.  I looked at him and said, "It's a car!"  He was a bit taken aback and replied tentatively, Yea...it is. Thanks."  As a single parent, we have so much more to be concerned with.  Let's pray for each other and our single-mom-ness!  Love and hugs to you!  Di Lopez
11/17/2011 10:50:37 AM
Margene Cartwright United States
Margene Cartwright
Hi Amanda. I am 64 years old. I must admit that when I first started listening to you, I was glad that you were there for single moms but I didn't think you would ever relate to me. I am not single but much of my married life has been "single though married" emotionally with many tears and pleading with God to change something. It has been hard to accept that I may never see  my dreams come true no matter how much I pray or how much I try to do the right thing.I know God is faithful in every part of my life but sometimes I am like" why pray" and only by my will can I say that God is with me. My 5 children have been my joy and a wonderful gift to this life. I tell you this because some of the DJs on Klove sound to me like "the storybook Christian" and to be honest I turn the station when they talk and go back when I think the next song is on.Your honesty and openness has touched my heart. Thank you for your "realness". I know many people have and are, going through hard times, but I just want you  to know that you are also reaching us older ones that are still working on survival in this life. God bless you and your family!
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