Stay Positive

Good morning!

I’m optimistic.  I’m grateful. 🙂
Those are the first two topics covered so far in a six week series entitled Stay Positive by Craig Groeschel at Lifechurch.

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I spent a few quality hours Wednesday evening amongst six of us doing life together. One dear long time friend, two newer acquaintances in my life that led the group, and two brand new friends I just met that evening.  We enjoyed a delightful dinner in fellowship followed by a discussion group over the biblical points of staying positive.

I’ve always been a feelings girl. I let my emotions rule me. I used to think that was just who I was, how I was made. But the more I delve into God’s word and studies on it, I see that is more of an unbridled discipline.  Not such a good thing. 😦  I’m definitely a work in progress in that area.

So naturally the point that spoke the loudest to me was one about feelings.

I’m optimistic.
“I’m optimistic not because of what I feel, not because of what I see, but because of what God says.”

I absolutely love that concept!

God’s word is absolute.  My feelings are not. I’m a child of God. I’m saved and  forgiven, and He’s already won the battle. Therefore I should choose to be optimistic about everything!  We all should!

My lifestyle is so simple these days compared to prior years of my life.
But it is enough.
I’m not a material girl. Relationships are what’s important to me. ♡

And for that…
I’m grateful.

I loved these points!
“I know every good thing I have comes from God.”
“I will not let what I want rob me of what I have.”

I can’t wait to see what jewels of wisdom the next four weeks will bring!  I’ll keep you posted. 🙂

In the meantime,  I will try very diligently to stay positive and be optimistic and grateful in everything I do.

How about you? Care to join me?
I’d be very grateful if you would! 😉

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Love and laughter,

Sandy

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