The silly thing is that I should be full of joy and peace right now. Yesterday a loved one had surgery and got through it incredibly well. I had messages from two loving friends this morning already. And God is blessing us with some incredible weather today -- sunny, minimal wind and warm temperatures. A perfect day for me and Hawk to sit outside for a while.
But I'm not quite settled because a change occurred this morning I knew was coming, a change I didn't want to happen, but it is what it is. It is really no big deal whatsoever. But I let a situation I see as a tiny bit negative (and really not that negative at all) take my eyes off all the blessings that are laid out before me for this day.
I guess it's human nature. I guess that is why we need to be reminded in the Bible so many times to praise God, to be content; to think on things that are good and lovely and beautiful and blessings rather than other things. That's why Paul calls it a learned activity. And we need to learn and relearn how to align our thinking with God's ways. His ways are so much better for us, healthier, more joyful, more promising, more lovely!
"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Neither are your ways My ways . . . For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8-9