This morning I was coming up with other things to do besides my 30 day gratitude project.
So when I finally sat down, I asked the Lord, "Why was I avoiding You and this topic this morning?
This is what I wrote down next:
Is a Christian allowed to be disappointed or bummed out? (ponders for a moment) Yes. Evil, seperation and hate are negative and create negative responses. But we are not to stay stuck there. David models this in the Psalms. We are to recognize and circle back around to the goodness, togetherness and love that can be found in any relationship or circumstance because of God. This is full circle living. God is teaching me how to come around full circle. Hmmm...
Another honest question asked and answered. Just now I have realized that I hope that part of the purpose of this blog is for me to share with who ever reads this the value of honest questions put before the Lord. I think God really likes answering honest questions. He doesn't always do it quickly. It's mind blowing for me to think about the number of questions God answers.
More quotes from Choosing Gratitude:
The capacity to respond to adversity with faith and gratitude is not limited to spiritual "superheroes."
The question that came to her heart was: "Can you thank Me for trusting you with this experience, even if I never tell you why?"
Anything that makes me need God is (ultimately, in the truest sense)a blessing.
Nancy Leigh DeMoss