Tuesday, September 08, 2009
The month of September is extremely full concerning ministry. Tuesday mornings I lead the devotional time over at Caleb Manor (a seniors retirement home.) I have made a commitment to write my own devotionals this next year, which takes hours of study and writing.
There is a Fall BBQ on Saturday, a Fall conference for seniors on September 24, other groups beginning within this ministry, which require numerous meetings. And these are not really what I am called to do! My main ministry is to visit and care for the seniors within my church.
I woke up early today having onerous thoughts rush through my mind that I was not going to make it. Then before these burdensome thoughts of defeat could take root thoughts of who I am in Christ covered the negative. Absolutely amazing!
In Christ I am able.
In Christ I have victory.
In Christ I am free.
In Christ I am connected to heaven.
In Christ I can stand firm.
In Christ my joy is complete.
What I find interesting is how these statements flowed over the negative thoughts before they could cause me to enter an extreme panic attack. With being in God's word daily and prayer I had the power of Christ ready to help me stand firm in truth.
How has scripture helped you to overcome the negative self-talk that comes quickly to bring defeat?
Father thank you for your word that is powerful and able to break all negativity that enters our heart, mind, and soul enabling us to abide in Love. To abide fully in Christ. In Jesus name we have the power to stand free! Amen.
With love Robin
Note: I took the picture above yesterday as my husband and walked through a local civic garden. The beginning of fall is my favorite time of year.