I haven’t written a “Motivational Monday” post in ages. I miss the days when I had or actually made the time to write these posts. Life has a way of anchoring us when we get off the path. These past few months have been super busy for my family and I. While most of the reasons were all good, I’ve had times when bad decisions or “life” happened and tried to knock down my faith. I realized that during those times it’s because I didn’t truly focus on what God wanted for my life. Instead, I ran off of my emotions and my desires, not realizing that while my desires may be similar to what God has in store for me, HIS ways are always best and HIS ways are the ways I should ask HIM about. I miss talking to him and hearing him the way I once did. I miss knowing when to say yes or no to people in my life. I miss HIS discernment.
I usually fast and pray every Monday from 6 am to 6 pm (sometimes 6 am to noon or 3 pm depending on my work schedule). This sets a huge precedence on the type of week my family and I have. I’ve skipped some of those sessions recently but I’m back at it and it feels oh so good. We are asked to sacrifice something during our time of fasting. I typically log off social media and limit my conversations to work related or meaningful/spirit feeding conversations. I also only eat fruits and veggies and only drink water or herbal tea. Also, I select a few scriptures that I meditate on and play praise and worship music all day via Pandora on various stations. It reminds me of my weekly house cleaning sessions. Getting through the cleaning process is a tedious and difficult task but when it’s all over, you get to sit back and enjoy a clean, spotless, fresh smelling house. At the end of today, my spirit will be clean and refreshed and ready for the week ahead.
Thank you God for your new mercies and your grace each day. I can’t imagine where I would be if I didn’t have you in my life.
A song that stuck out to me today while playing praise and worship music was “Through All of It” by Colton Dixon. The words are so poignant and fitting for this season in my life. Here are some of the words that stuck out to me:
There are days I’ve taken more than I can give
And there are choices that I made
That I wouldn’t make again
I’ve had my share of laughter
Of tears and troubled times
This is has been the story of my life
I have won
and I have lost
I got it right sometimes
But sometimes I did not
Life’s been a journey
I’ve seen joy, I’ve seen regret
Oh and You have been my God
Through all of it
You were there when it all came down on me
When I was blinded by my fear
And I struggled to believe
But in those unclear moments
You were the one keeping me strong
This is how my story’s always gone
let the words sink in! I sure am…
Wishing you all a happy, blessed and prosperous week!