Be Careful Little Mind

Do you remember the old song – Be careful little hands what you do?  I think there is a part that says “Be careful little mind what you think.  For the Father up above is looking down in love.  So be careful little mind what you think.” 

I have been pondering my thought life lately.  When I am focused on the negative things, which I seem to have a tendency to do, then it robs me of joy.  I love these verses:  Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. 

There are many things that I can’t control in this life (and that is good).  But, I can control my attitude.  Some things about our upcoming move are very difficult.  I can choose to feel sorry for myself or I can choose to have an “attitude of gratitude”. 

God lovingly lays out for us what is to fill our mind.

Philippians 4:8  Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

I desire to focus my eyes on Jesus and the many, many blessings I have been given.  I know that there are challenging obstacles before me, but I choose to not allow them to steal my joy.  Some of my future posts will probably be about the difficulties we are or will be facing, but I want for thankfulness to shine through it all.  My online friend Amy has an ongoing “Gratitude List” and I think that is a great idea.  Therefore, after every post I will list the things that I have to be thankful for that day.

Gratitude List:

1.)  It is Rod’s day off and he really needs rest after a couple of rough days at work.

2.)  Rod has a job that challenges him and provides for our needs.

3.)  A daughter who desires to please her daddy and to follow his leading.

4.)  Timmy seems to be feeling a lot better today.

5.)  Children who are flexible.

6.)  A cooler that actually makes me feel cold 🙂

7.)  The internet – a tool that makes it so easy to stay in contact with loved ones.

8.)  Rough boys, who are currently playing with toy guns and swords.

9.)  A little princess, who carries herself like a little lady; but can hold her own with her toy gun.

10.) A God who never abandons me.

What are you thankful for?

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1 Response to Be Careful Little Mind

  1. Nana says:

    Thankful for Robert that gave 2 wonderful kind tender hearted girls & their hubby & for the ones that gave us 5 grandkids to love. & for God keeping my girls Daddy safe all those years that he worked @ the prison, And for our health, & freedom to somewhat come & go when ever we want to & for not having animals to keep us in one spot. No burdens that comes with who will feed them if we leave. Thankful for a Husband that loves me & treats me like he did when we were young & dating. And for his adventuous spirit. I could go on forever but I am sure theres a word limit.

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