I’m filling my new journal with reminders of the sweet moments that God gives me every day. As I record these things..using words and pictures..my heart is encouraged. We need reminders.. our memories are short. Disappointment and fear can rob us..tempting us to turn our eyes away from the goodness of God.
Encouraging books and movies are another tool. Are you slipping into discouragement? Is your heart heavy and weighed down with the cares of this world? Watch the movie ” Rust”..or ” Faith Like Potatoes”.. how about ” Facing The Giants”? These movies infuse us with a sense of hope. There are heroes in these films..people who endure great trials and emerge victorious..because of their God. We need these reminders.
Our world is filled with atrocities and immoral acts. Stories that make our hearts cry out for justice. We are living in dark times..but we are people of the light. Our lives are still directed by our Great God! He has not lost control.. His plan is still unfolding and His works of redemption continue. Focus on those things that will bring life to you everyday and you will be able to keep trusting and believing.
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”