Friday, July 20, 2012

Let the engine lead, not the caboose...

We always say that at our house when we can tell feelings are taking over. It was an analogy we heard years ago about our life being like a train. The engine is where the truth- FACTS- are, and feelings should be at the back of the train, in the caboose. They are great, they are necessary, but they shouldn't be what drives our purpose or our lives.

This week we have just been clinging to that. I heard a great quote, "Forgiveness is a choice, not a feeling." We have just been choosing to forgive and find a new normal. Even when we don't feel like it.

Thank you, Lord for each new day- with no mistakes in it yet.

"Search me, God, and know my heart test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." Psalm 139:23-24