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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Is there such a thing as Post-Holiday Stress Disorder?

... If there is, I am suffering from it. Lately I've been stressing, worrying, yelling at my children, and just plain down in the dumps, things that are definitely not of God. I'm not going to dwell on those things anymore, because I know I'm already forgiven.  2 Chronicles 7:14 reminds us, "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."  So, what am I gonna do about how I've been feeling? Just what the bible says... humble myself, pray, seek His face, and turn from my wicked ways. I'm going to remember that I'm covered by Grace, and I'm going to be iNtEnTiOnAL... I'm going to consciously make the decision EVERY DAY to cultivate the Fruit of the Spirit in myself - "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law." (Galatians 5:22-23) 

Two things I've chosen to participate in to help me along the way are The Gentleness Challenge over at Women Living Well and starting January 15th, a study of Ephesians at Good Morning Girls, a sister site of Women Living Well. Won't you join me in renewing your mind with the Word and a little encouragement from other women across the blogosphere by clicking on the links and learning more about the challenge and the study? :) 

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