First a couple of things.
Look at what I look out my front door at:
I have decided to hold off on the carnival idea for now. Though, I encourage you to jump in on other marriage carnivals that are presently going on, such as:
Marriage Mondays at Chrysallis, if you know of others, feel free to tell us about them in the comments.
Has satan had you down a bad road in your thought life?
Changing our marriage life starts with changing our thought life.
Changing our thought life is not as difficult as you think. Though it takes work, it is possible to redirect our minds to focus on the positive and not the negative – the power and not the draining direction that sinful thoughts can take us in.
I have to be honest and say that the times I get angry are usually the times when I’m not getting my own way and I let my thought life get out of control. I know this goes right along the same lines as “stewing” but I believe that looking at the issue from different perspectives will help us to remember how powerful our thoughts are. It does for me anyways!
2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and every day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
You perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
You are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
You know it completely, O LORD.
THAT will make us deal with our thinking won’t it?!
It helps me to know that I am accountable for all my thoughts and that the Lord cares what is on my mind.
Let’s change our thoughts to thankful ones!
15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
Are we thankful for the man God gave us?
According to this scripture, it will affect our peace.
There is nothing so powerful as peace in our hearts and our homes!
Think of how it changes the atmosphere of the home when Momma is livin’ in peace.
It bears repeating:
Let’s create an atmosphere of peace in our homes and start by changing our thoughts to those of thankfulness.
Please talk to me about this one, tell me I’m not the only one who lets her thoughts get the best of her and turns into Cruella….
Thoughts of thankfulness!
For further encouragement:
16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.
(Read that whole chapter, it’s wonderful!)
Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord,
20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything,
17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed,
1 Thess 5:16-18
16 Be joyful always;
17 pray continually;
18 give thanks in all circumstances,
Praying for our marriages!
Our hope is in Him,