I am finally able to post here for day 2. I had some difficulty last evening getting into the site, so this was delayed. God is telling me to renew my mind, and I am searching for ways to do that. I have found some free scripture put to music that I am going to begin using, because I seem to be able to memorize and retain things much better with a tune. I am also going through the R12 (Romans 12) series that Living on the Edge has online with a small group. I feel God is leading me to pursue him through scripture memory and more time in His Word. Of course that is always something we should be doing, right?
My anger issues continue to surface, and I am focusing on being quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to speak, slow to speak, slow to speak, and slow to become angry. Hoping that my mind will be showing me when to be slow to speak so the anger will be slow in coming as well.
Identification of problems, let's see... Where do I begin...
Child rearing issues, including discipline
Control of others
Lack of faith in God and some unbelief
Belief in the lies as I studied in this stepping stone. I need to believe God will plant the seeds that I need to remove the lies and grow in Him.
Also, I am realizing that maybe I do like being in a "sorry" state so others can hear and feel sorry for me. I really do want change, so I need God's help to see How I can change.
I realize that I need to feed myself on God's truth as often as possible during each day.
Patience is not one of my strong suits - I always want changes to happen immediately. God is showing me that I need to wait on Him in some of my trials so I can see Him at work to grow my faith. I need to be obedient to Him and His Word. I praise Him for His Son Jesus and I ask forgiveness for my sins. Please remove Satan's seeds from my mind and let your Truth grow in me. I long to make every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.
So now in the next day or two I will also plan on working on doing the Miracle Grow program here on C-O-O-L. I am on vacation currently, so I will plan on getting started at the beginning of next week after Easter, God willing.
God's will be done.