When stress feels like it’s casting a dark shadow over our entire life, we can begin to feel hopeless, confused, and unsure if God’s light can still reach us, as far down as we have sunk. It is exactly that moment when we need to choose to stop focusing on our circumstances, and begin focusing on God.
In good times and bad, we have to choose to pay attention and focus on the message He wants to get through to us.
There have been so many Sunday worship services when I walked into the sanctuary feeling stressed and hopeless, but left the sanctuary with great vision and great hope. Sometimes I get so engrossed in taking notes from the sermons I listen to, that I have to study them afterwards to make sure that I didn’t just write words, but that I let them sink into my heart and change me.
You might think that’s strange, but I’m just an obsessive-note-taking kind of girl; my teachers used to love me.
But isn’t it so easy to sit through a worship service, going through the motions, while letting the message of a sermon go in one ear and out the other, in less time than it takes to get into the car and head to lunch? Today’s giveaway includes a sermon notes journal, so you can make sure to pay attention to God’s messages, focusing on the direction and peace found within, and tuck them into your heart to lean on when life gets stressfull.
A signed copy of Stressed-Less Living
A pink Sermon Notes Journal
A Mini pedicure set and buffing block
How to enter to win:
Do you have a special scripture verse about stress or peace that is meaningful to you?
Do you have a notable quote about stress that helps you keep life in perspective, or brings you a chuckle when life gets crazy?
Post either a peace-full verse, or a notable quote about peace and stress (with the author’s name if you know it) and you’ll be all entered to win!