Sunday, April 17, 2016

50 Is Not Old | Stealing Your JoyI’ve made no secret that this was a busy week for me. I was preparing for a big District meeting for our woman’s club, and was trying to help with projects at the local level. Running here, hurrying to complete one task, so I could scurry on to the next task. Feeling just a little overwhelmed, to say the least. I still started each day with my morning devotional, but even then, I didn’t feel relaxed. I felt rushed!50 Is Not Old | Stealing Your Joy

I prayed for guidance, for focus, not on the projects at hand, but on the Lord and his will. Have you ever felt like the devil was stealing your joy? That was me this week, I could just feel the devil stealing my joy, stealing my focus, and laughing all week long at the havoc he was creating.

I still “felt”the Lord’s presence with me, I still felt him calming me down, and I still felt him guiding me along the way. It was me that felt that I was letting him down, not giving him enough of my attention, and enough of my thoughts.50 Is Not Old | Stealing Your Joy

I am so grateful that He is tolerant, and most importantly forgiving. I am so grateful that He shows me Grace, even when I am not deserving. I am so grateful that He sent His Son to earth to give me the promise of salvation. I AM SO GRATEFUL!

Have a blessed Sunday!

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21 Responses
  • Sharrie norton
    April 17, 2016

    Love it . Hoping your Sunday is full of love and blessings

  • Debbi
    April 17, 2016

    A great post and reminder, Tania. I need to copy and paste this. I am feeling overwhelmed with obligations coming up later this month and all of May. I can already feel Satan jumping up and down with excitement as my anxieties grow. (The outfit you are modeling today certainly sparks joy. You look bright and joyful)

  • Sandy
    April 17, 2016

    Wow I really needed to hear this. Thanks for this reminder and have a wonderful day!

  • Carmen
    April 17, 2016

    Thank you for this!

  • Debbie
    April 17, 2016

    I appreciate your honesty and transparency. We sisters in Christ learn much from each other. Our trials and victories testify of God’s love, beauty, and tenderness. Praying HIS blessings on you today.

  • Mary
    April 17, 2016

    Totally can relate to your experience. I’m also taking the 40 day challenge and have had particularly full days lately. Fortunately , it seems to me, God will take our small efforts and bless them beyond our wildest imagination. Still, I know I have to put forth the effort.

    I’ll fe praying for all of us who want a closer relationship with God to not get caught in Satan,s snares. I once had a pastor who said, “If the devil can’t make you be bad, he will make you busy”.

    You look easy, breezy today! Especially like the skirt.

  • Audrey
    April 17, 2016

    Thanks for this reminder. I’ve been rushed looking for items to donate for our church missionary garage sale and have failed to work on my morning devotions. Great reminder for me.

    I and 5’2″ and have stayed away from long skirts but love yourflowy look today. Just ordered a gauze comparable item from QVC this morning in fern green. Hope it works and is as happy a shade as it appears. I’m working hard to step out of my comfort zone and your inspiration helps.

    Have a wonderful day!

  • Debra G
    April 17, 2016

    Thank you for your wisdom. I needed this reminder too. Seeing your skirt reminded me of a question. What do ladies do these days about a slip? I hate the nylon ones that stick to you and make me even hotter but I need the extra layer of something so the skirt lies smoother. What do you do?

  • Cindy Stoick
    April 17, 2016

    Thank you for sharing this Tania. I also had a week like this and felt overwhelmed and like my joy and peace were being robbed of me. Your words resonated with me and remind me that God is still in control and His peace is still there even in the midst of chaos. Blessings to you.

  • Lin
    April 17, 2016

    Your Daughter In Law is so cute! Her style is too young for me but I have two daughters that will love her blog. I just emailed the link to them!

  • Sheree Ozier
    April 17, 2016

    I needed to hear these words today!!! So really at the end of a hectic week, the devil lost out, because our Lord is always with us! Love your skirt! Thanks!

  • Angelia
    April 17, 2016

    Beautiful post! Thank you for these Sunday posts. Also….thank you so much for the bracelet I just received from you. I am wearing it this morning to church. I love it. Thank you, again!!

  • Cindy
    April 17, 2016

    Thank you! I so needed to hear this and be reminded that joy is mine!

  • Kelly
    April 17, 2016

    You are such a blessing to me! You are Beautiful on the inside and out!

  • Stacey Paeth
    April 17, 2016

    Thank you!

  • Amy Christensen
    April 17, 2016

    Thank you, Tania for the reminder of what is really important and all that we have to be thankful for. – Amy

  • Dianne
    April 17, 2016

    I loved this post AND I love that skirt!!! Where can I get my own?

    • Tania
      April 17, 2016

      Dianne, I bought the skirt at Belk. I’ll try to link to it in tomorrow’s post.

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  • Brandye
    April 17, 2016

    Yes, that happens to me…especially when my schedule is full. Then, my best friend will remind me of Mary and Martha, and Jesus’ words to them. Taking even 5 minutes and fully focusing on God helps me. I pray you had peace and rest today.

    BTW, I LOVE this skirt!

    • Tania
      April 18, 2016

      Thanks Brandye. I do not know why I let the worries of the world consume me. I know better!

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