Did you know that negative ions make you feel positive? And there are LOTS of negative ions outside on a Rainy Day, so stick your head out! It will feel much better than it looks! I’m going out, since my 3 days of running shouldn’t be done two days in a row (now that I’ll actually be running more than 2 minutes at a time).
Sometimes you have to “remain under” a shower, in order to clean out your soul… That’s a segue to my sermon words for this week. The word that translates into “persevere” means to “remain under”: we have to remain under the trials God allows, in order for him to complete the work he is doing in us. One of the ways we often respond, is to desperately look for an escape. We need to just hold on/endure, looking forward to the eventual, glorious result. (“Jesus, who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross…”)
That verse is always coming to my mind; perhaps I should look up the reference. :S However, I have FINALLY changed my Home Page verse!! This is another one that is always coming to mind (Matthew 6:34), which in the NLT begins, “Do not worry…” I DON’T worry… because I’m always thinking of this verse! But I love the way The Message puts it, “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now.”