Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Choices- how they affect our lives for the positive or the negative depending on the choices, made. Whether they be big choices or just our small everyday choices. They will be put together to make a whole. Make them wisely. Think beyond self when making choices. The dearest people to our hearts will be affected by the choices we make

Honesty and Integrity- How important it is. How very much a part of character it is and how it forms and shapes who we become. Live impeccably. More than just ourselves are affected by our character.

Attidude - Our response to the things that happen to us. How vital that is. Wish it would always come easy

Motivation and focus(perspective)- Life will be so much easier and our attitude will be more positive if our motivation and focus is on doing what we do to praise God and not on ourself or for our self glorification. Ask the question " Why do I want to do this or that?" Is it to glorify God or myself? If we can get the motivation right for whatever it is we want to accomplish, then it won't matter so much if things don't go as planned, which brings me to my next thought.

Trust- Trusting God is so important. When things don't work out the way we expected them to, that is when trusting God becomes a reality. This is when trust is put to the test.

Relationships- How important to our well being they are and how easy it is to mess them up and so hard to repair them. Something that needs to be cared for with much prayer and unselfishness. They are the essence of life and effect the quality of our lives. If we could only be mature and unselfish earlier.

Forgiveness- Another essential to real life and living. Impossible to forgive the really deep wounds of the spirit without the help of God's spirit. But His spirit is readily availbale and He will do the surgery when he knows we can handle it and He is the great physician who can heal. Forgiveness is the only way to live with freedom.

God's love -How big and incomprehensible. He will look beyond our faults and failures if we repent and go for change. He will continue to work with us to perfect us. He will help us dance and hold us when we hurt. Awesome love.

Heaven- What a beautiful place that will be. No burdens, No pain, Joy unspeakable, singing praises, being with those we love who have already gone ahead of us, I can't miss out on that!

These are just a few of the things going through my mind of late.


Angela Fehr said...

Hi, just stumbled across your blog. This post resonated with me cause I have been meditating on the verse in Phil. 2 "Do nothing out of selfish ambition..." Learning how to step back when ambition becomes selfish is hard to do but so important! As a mom and professional, I'm sure you confront that regularly, too.

j.elle said...

Mom Holmes,
Wow! I am speechles. I have been thinking about all of those lately as well.
I want to strive to be what God wants me to be.

Love you!

holmessellshomes said...

Angela, thaks for stoppping by and commenting. Yes, selfish ambition is a challenge for all of us, being the humans we are, but a destructive behavior we must put aside. There are so much higher ambitions to acheive. I stopped by your blog before commenting. Your paintings are lovely. I have a young friend who is just getting into abstract painting. You can find her from my blog at "sheenza"
J' Elle, I always love hearing from you. Life has a way of making you come face to face with these things, doesn't it? Especially when you seek God in the midst of the trouble. I love you dearly!

MissionsAngel said...

Mom you are such a deep thinker! You analyze everything, and somehow find a deeper meaning to just about anything! I love your insight and quality of each post! They are both true and uplifting, no matter if it lectures or makes you laugh! You're awesome-Love ya!

holmessellshomes said...

Thanks Angel. I do think deep and feel deep and it drives me crazy and probally everyone else too, I wish I could lighten up some, but this is the way I am!
I love you too and you are the one who is awesome!

MissionsAngel said...

OH please know I was meaning that in a wonderful way! =) For a tree without deep roots has no stability....

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holmessellshomes said...

Angel, you are a sweetheart! Of course i knew you meant it in a good way! I am going to post a picture of the view from my window this morning. It was so pretty. Remember me telling you about how that sometimes everythign is white? Even the branches are covered with frost? Well that is what was like here this morning. Wish you were here!!

MissionsAngel said...

Oh I so wish I were as well!!! =(