I'm starting my day with this scripture - I loved "The Message" version of it. I think it clearly describes what I need to do today. :) I'm really excited about what this day will bring. I just read some great comments from my sweet friends which has already given me a great start to a positive day. I will be keeping note of any negativity that tries to creep in today and how I will turn it around. (a life renewed from the inside out!)
But that's no life for you. You learned Christ! My assumption is that you have paid careful attention to him, been well instructed in the truth precisely as we have it in Jesus. Since, then, we do not have the excuse of ignorance, everything—and I do mean everything—connected with that old way of life has to go. It's rotten through and through. Get rid of it! And then take on an entirely new way of life—a God-fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and working itself into your conduct as God accurately reproduces his character in you. Ephesians 4:20-23 (The Message)I could not wait to get on here and do this post! What a great day! Was it because I woke up with a determination to be positive? Was it because I specifically picked a scripture to walk with me through the day? Was it because I knew I would reporting my progress tonight? I really don't know, but I do know that I had a different perspective today. It was an average day - not any great ups or downs but I was aware of being in a happy, joyful and positive place. By the time my hubby came home...he always asks me how my day was...and my usual response is.."It was Ok" or "It was a regular day"....but today when he asked me that I blurted out, "It was a GREAT day!" He looked at me a little strangely and said, "Good".... :)
I also have been so blessed by all the comments, emails and phone calls of all you following this and getting good results. This is only Day 2 but so far I'm really lovin this and it's working for me.
I guess this really shouldn't be so surprising, as the Word tells us, "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things." -Philippians 4:8
So when we do this we are going to walk in peace and joy.
Tomorrow - A day of Gratefulness - I am going to really center in on things that I don't usually notice or maybe have taken for granted. I will give you my list and my verse tomorrow. Be blessed and let me know how your doing!