The other day I keep getting into little arguments and battle struggles with my daughter. She wanted her way which was against the rules so it was not ok. I struggle with thinking the best especially when my children are not listening. In this moment, I prayed that the Lord would help me when communicating with her. Before this began, I picked up a home discussion bible study lesson and was planning on sharing it with the family, so I read it. I believe the Lord revealed the answer to my prayer while reading this lesson. He helped me realize that my issue with my daughter had nothing to do with her. The issue was me, my heart and my thoughts. What was in my heart, what were the thoughts I had. I thought I was doing want any mother would do. I paused and stopped looking at all the thing that needed to be corrected. I decided to focus on the good behavior and things she did really well, while still enforcing the rules. And thats when peace came, I was not allowing what she said, or did get on the inside. The scripture that helped change my heart. “Finally, brothers and sisters, 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.” Philippians 4:8 NIV. I’m sure that’s why God wants us to think right about everyone because it may affect the way we communicate with them and not even realize it, the thinks we say and do comes from the inside out. What’s in your heart today, may the Lord create in you a clean heart. I hope this word blesses you as much as it has blessed me. Have a Merry Christmas!!! A Savior was born and gave us the gift of salvation and grace. The best gift ever!!!! If you don’t know Him invite Him into your heart today.
“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”