Friday, April 17, 2009

What kind of fruit today?

Ever feel like life's giving you lemons?

Or like someone is throwing rotten tomatoes at you??

Those are my words added to the free images over at Tami's.
Those are the thoughts that came to mind the instant i saw these pics.
Then i had to laugh out loud at myself.

You know, some days, or even weeks, that is how life seems.
Everything seems worse than it is. Every thing, and feeling, seems bigger than it is.
Things seem like they go from lemonade to lemons.
That's just life sometimes.
Then our whole focus becomes negative,and things seem even worse.
We can't quite get things back in perspective.
Just feels like someone is throwing rotten tomatoes at us, when what we really need is a brownie.
That is how my week has seemed.
And things really got out of control in my mind.

Today I am having to make a choice. I am choosing to let the HS be in control.
It is not easy, because my feelings are still telling me things are crumby.
And you know what? They really are still crumby!!!

But, I can trust they will get better. I can trust that the HS will have His way if i let Him.
I can trust that the sun will rise tomorrow, and that life will go on.

So Lord, this is my prayer. Help me to keep letting the HS have His way. Help me to choose the fruit of the Spirit, and not that rotten fruit that shows itself when the HS is not in control.

Thank you Lord.

Blessings to all of you,
Barbara Jean


BarbaraJean said...

I prefer the Brownie myself!

xspammie said...

I could make you brownies if it would help

LisaShaw said...

May the Holy Spirit lead you as you surrender to His promptings in Jesus Name.

Remain encouraged in knowing that whatever you face the LORD is with you.

Bless you.

Kelli said...

Wonderful post! I like the brownie idea. :0)

ksarra said...

Hi Barb, just stopping by to say hi and to wish you a week that is overflowing with blessings. Sometimes, when I've been at my lowest, God chose to do great things in my life. Take care!

Chrissy said...

Brownies...mmmmm!! Hope this finds you well, Chrissy

Sammy Girl said...

Hi, Barb!
Just a "couldn't sleep so I thought I'd say 'hi' night".
Taking a few minutes with blog friends is just the sharing and laughing tonic I need.
My trip to Eugene was postponed, but I still plan to come and see you as soon as I can!
Betty :)