A couple weeks before my birthday I began to pray about the future and in doing so looking back to the past as well. I asked the Lord for three Life Rules to go forward. He had already spoken to me several months ago about “Choose Joy” so I had one already! As I sat and meditated three came to me rather quickly and I wrote them down and over the next few days many more started coming to me.
Here’s my list and you can add your own …
Study the Word
Always be grateful
Smell the roses
Obey His commands
I know the list could go on and on and I decided to quit before any more came to me! I would be interested in what you add!
Here’s the point … there is SO much negativity around us. We can all complain about things. I am often reminded of how the children of Israel complained in the wilderness and the punishment they received because of it! After ALL God had done for them … they still complained. I know I have been guilty of the same and I try to quickly ask His forgiveness.
I do NOT want to be a complainer or a “whiner”. When my children were little and they would begin to whine, I would ask them, “Are you a member of the Whiner family?” (Now please forgive me if anyone reading this has the last name of “Whiner”! I hope you know I do not want to be offensive!)
We need to develop a spirit of thankfulness instead of always looking for the negative.
I know I will be continually challenged on this! So Connie, listen up … CHOOSE JOY and remember my list of Life Rules!