Wow! Thank you, sweet Company Girls, for your great participation last month! I loved the comments and emails...and I can't wait to see what's in store for us THIS month!
I will announce the winners tomorrow because I just couldn't stay up any later to wait for the last of the emails. October's Prizes will be announced on Monday :)
Need a Tally Sheet for this month? Sure, you do! If you have not tried keeping track of points yet, why not do it this time around? If nothing else, it is fun to see that page get filled up with the simple things that make life feel really good. Download Tally0910
With a nod to our southern hemisphere Company Girls, who are watching Spring arrive, today's Small Thing has to do with autumn "leaves." We are going to get a little creative today, but don't worry! It's all good.
I really get frustrated with myself sometimes, for making the same mistakes over and over again, and for hanging on to attitudes that I know are wrong. And I've practiced some self-defeating habits until I'm expert in them. Can you relate?
Instead of beating ourselves up over this, Today's Small Thing is to "leave" those things behind.
Philippians 3:13 says this: I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
on to my baggage keeps me from going where God wants me to go in life.
I can think of three areas that we can do some leaving:
Spiritually: sin, disobedience, refusing to listen to God's direction
Personally: attitudes (bitterness, anger, defeat, resentment, etc.)
Physically: habits (overeating, smoking, procrastinating, etc)
can you leave behind today? One of the best things we can do for each
other is to encourage one another to grab ahold of the abundant life
God has for us. He has such good things in store for us, but we often
miss them because we can't leave our worries and baggage behind.
Today, spend a few moment thinking about the things you want to leave. I know it's very unspiritual to get "points" for praying, but I hope you'll take the opportunity to leave those things to the Lord in prayer.
POINTS: 40 for choosing one thing to "leave" behind today.
Want to share what you'll be leaving? "Leave" a comment and let us know!