Grumpy, Great, Grabbing and Canucks

I had one child who, as a toddler, did not always wake up in the best mood, (can we say grumpy) instead they needed to have some cereal and then their day was great… they needed sustenance to start a great day…

Psalms 92:2–3 (NLT):  It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness in the evening, accompanied by a ten-stringed instrument, a harp,
and the melody of a lyre…


Today we have Spotify, YouTube, and Google Play Music of ways to connect with God in musical praise and worship…

With mental health each day can have its own challenges… sometimes just getting out of bed is a monumental task… planning to start my morning with God can help to set the tone for the rest of the day…

Psalm 92 tells of acknowledging God… to think of the good aspects of my life – of God – of His unfailing love… think of it as a personal Spiritual hug… on the tougher days just remembering to connect with God can be hard… the whole pray without ceasing… but if it becomes a habit – something I do every day – it makes me focus on what God has done in the past with and for me… and then at night – it’s time to check in with God and review the day… see what God has orchestrated for me throughout the day… the music aspect… well I have found that when I listen to Christian music or I’m just been more focused on God that I “catch” myself with a song running through my mind… Recently at church we sang about – Jesus we love You, Oh how we love You…

That day and today I had those words filling my mind instead of some of the negative “mental health” battle words… and then, at the end of my day… I had instruments playing a melody…

So finding – wait – FINDING??

No – Reserving – planning – demanding of myself to find MAKING quality time with God is a BIG reason where I am with my recovery… The more “militant” I am about it – the better I am off… it’s way too easy to make a devotion bargain with God… “So God – the Canucks are playing tonight – in about 20 min… so I figure I can get my reading done easy enough – but my prayers will be a Reader’s Digest version instead ok? I’ll try to do better tomorrow”

While feeling the NEED to do devotions should never be because of conviction (there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus), it should be desired… it should be a high priority – and planned ahead… 

One thought I have had running through my mind lately is – if Jesus were to walk into the room would I want to change the channel – or suddenly grabbing my Bible – or change radio stations??

I’m not saying it’s all radio/TV/books are bad… something you need to balance out in your life with God… if I have had a great devotion time then having Jesus sit down and cheer for the Canucks with me would be awesome…  

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