Monday, February 2, 2009

Milk it for all that it's worth...

This past Wednesday at a women bible study I attend, Jill Thomas, an amazing woman, challenged us to celebrate our life and milk it for all that it's worth. This definitely hit home because a lot of times I seem to forget to enjoy each moment, not to wait on what's next or how things could be better, but to really live exuberantly. So hopefully I will be changed, that I will no longer focus on what's next or what I don't have, but I will celebrate all the joys and moments I do have... right now, today.

In Deuteronomy 30:15-16 it says,
"Look at what I've done for you today: I've placed in front of you
Life and Good
Death and Evil.
And I command you today : Love GOD, your God. Walk in his ways. Keep his commandments, regulations, and rules so that you will live, really live, live exuberantly, blessed by GOD, your God, in the land you are about to enter and possess." (the Message)

We don't even know if there will be a tomorrow, so why focus on negative things. I need to change my perspective! God has given me so much, why waste it and this life? I have all that I need, why shouldn't I celebrate and be happy?


Bobby and Brooke said...

What a good verse! Thank you for sharing because I also need to remember that in my life daily!

Janie Mann said...

Awesome post Laura. It was just what I needed to hear. It's hard to be happy through the trials but I know if I look for the good I'll surely find it! Love ya