- PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
- Practice makes perfect. Practice having a merry and thankful heart. I have known people who, though they did not have a natural knack for music, started piano lessons and practiced everyday. After two or three years, their fingers moved across the keys easily and their music sounded sweeter and more fluid every time I heard them. If you ask them, "How do you know to hit all those notes?" They answer, "Practice. I've practiced so much, I don't think about it. It just happens." Life is like that. Most people have practiced hitting the notes of bitterness, sourness, hurt feelings, and frustration so long that their soul finds the discordant notes easily, almost without thought. But, you don't have to keep on practicing discord; you can practice joy and thanksgiving just as easily, and certainly with more pleasure. Everyday, every right response makes the fingers of your soul find the notes of joy and thanksgiving easier and easier, until it is so natural that people will say to you, "I am not like you; I just don't have a bubbly personality. I'm not a happy person. How can I have joy?" And you will be able to tell the, "Practice makes perfect." Let to enjoy life. Be thankful. Smile. when you catch yourself becoming irritated or disturbed at circumstances, stop and laugh at the little things that steal your peace. Count your blessings and learn to be appreciative. Colossians 3:15 advises, "And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful."
I feel myself slipping down into a mild (for now) depression, if you pray please say a prayer I through God can fight this off.
Please also pray for us in seeking God's will in our lives, as we get ready to move from this house and figure out where God will have us go.
Have a great Thursday! (shh, tomorrow is my birthday! I love birthdays ;)