I have become friends with another parent from my daughters pre-k class. She mentioned that several of her friends were having a Bible Study with the book, Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow. I remembered the title, but kind of got a little busy and never purchased the book. Last weekend, I was at my friends Jennifer's house and she had the book - YEAH!!!! My lazy self, didn't have to find it or go to the library (how pathetic!).
My walk with the Lord began a little less than three years ago. I accepted Jesus Christ as Saviour in August 2006. The peace of knowing the Holy Spirit has come into my life is amazing. There is such comfort and joy knowing that I am secure in Jesus's arms. I am a sinner saved by God's Grace just like everyone else, but I wanted to share some insight from Calm My Anxious Heart. It is nice to talk this out in words, so I am going to ramble a little about the book. Feel free to continue to read and comment if you would like.
What does being content mean? I have a hard time giving my struggles, challenges, situations over to God. It is something I am trying to learn and to train myself to think in a different way. Chapter two is called Content with Circumstances. I am fortunate to have Christian role models in my life that demonstrate what this truly means. I have friends that struggle in their marriage, financially, or one couple has twins that struggled for life the first 6 months of their lives. The particular Christian role models I am thinking of all give it to God.They pray and ask God for guidance and His will to be fulfilled in the lives. I am not saying they don't cry and have hardships, but they trust God. This is something I am having a hard time doing, surrendering to God's will. I am going to use this bible study and really try hard to pray first before reacting to circumstances in my life. I will have a greater peace if I continue this practice and make it a part of my life. My focus is to change my perspective and look at the positives in each area of my life or things that come up. I am also a worrier (if that is a word), I am going to pray for calmness and guidance in my heart over the things I cannot control and the things I worry about.
Okay, so I really want to live for Jesus. I am stating these things publically and if you know me and want to keep me accountable, please do so. I will keep you posted on the book and any information I need to talk about.