Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Great Book...

I have read this book some years ago, but have picked it up again because our book club is reading it together. I LOVE it! Elizabeth George is a great author, and has a way of applying the scripture to our lives in a very simple way. This book deals with our thought life and how we need to think on what is true,noble,just,pure, lovely, & a good report (Philippians 4:8). If we think on those things- that would change our lives!!!!
The chapter I am currently reading deals with worry....Do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself....Matt 6:34. In this chapter, the author talks about how she gets so worried about getting things done, that it would overwhelm her. Her example was about when she was trying to wallpaper a room, and did not have enough time to get it all done. Her husband told her that they needed to do it like you would eat an bite at a time. This has helped me so much!!!
I have so many paintings that I need to do, or just want to do...that some evenings when I have a little time, I feel so overwhelmed, that I can't even get my paints out. So, last night I determined that I only had to finish ONE painting that I had started. This made the process so much easier...and FUN! I was so inspired that I started another and finished more than I thought I could in that amount of time.
Of course this book and Philippians 4:8 deals with much greater issues in my life, but I am grateful for this small victory...and many more days of just thinking about today and not worrying about tomorrow and all of the work and troubles that it may hold!


Dramagirl said...

Excellent thoughts! My mom always would tell me the elephant quote as well. Now I tell my students, and many of them remember! I am overwhelmed with school right now, so your words have been an encouragement. I'm going to bed now. Tomorrow will take care of itself!! Love ya!

Steph said...

I love this book! I read it up at Maranatha during a really tough time and it was such a blessing.