Daily Thoughts

I need to learn to count…Count sheep? Count money? Count my hair? (not likely)

James 1 says that no matter what life throws at me that I should count it all joy. I should look at life with a sparkle in my eye and hope in my heart. Hope? Sure, that thing that a lot of people have lost these days. The days of the stock market falling, no real “stand-up” person for President or Vice-Pres. Banks being bought up like crazy (mine was just bought by another company…wonder how that will work out). Government spending going through the roof to repair the damage it has done to the economy through it’s own actions. I digress…

OR when life gets ridiculous. Work goes crazy…Kids are a little more zany than normal…You are wound up tighter than you can handle. Friends dying left and right…whether at the fate of their own hand or a criminal shooting at them. Parents being parents. Grandparents being grandparents. I mean, there is just no end.

This is a good thing. That means that we are constantly being refined by God’s hands. Our character is being molded into the character of God and we are formed into “little Christs.”

Hope. It isn’t that far fetched of an idea. Trust, though it seems stupid to do, it isn’t all that bad. Love, is a must. Unguarded and real. Faith…Yes.

Count it off…Through your days, do these things: Hope, Trust, Love, and have Faith.

Count ALL things (both good and bad) all joy for God is the King of all and the creator of all. He is big enough to know where you are today. He knows your heart and what you can handle. He will not test you unnecessarily. If life becomes too much, call on Jesus. Ask Him for His yoke for it is light…not to say that it will be a piece of cake…just to say that God is willing to love us enough to grow us…