Sunday, April 17, 2016

Blessed is She

Hello Sunday! I hope that everyone is doing well and enjoying their weekend. I have some awesome stuff I want to share with you this beautiful Sunday morning!

A few weeks ago, my pastor was giving message about being spiritually mature, and how we can't be, if we are emotionally immature. He referenced 10 qualities of those who are said to be emotionally intelligent, which Peter Scazzero talks about in his book, Emotionally Healthy Spiritually. It got me thinking about the different topics I have and will be studying in the bible this year, as part of my devotional plan. Every single quality that Peter talks about, seemed to line up perfectly with each one of my topics. It was confirmation that God really wanted me to study these different topics, so that I can become emotionally healthy spiritually. 

Here is a list of my topics that I am studying, lined up with the different qualities that Peter talks about in his book.

1. Grace & Humility >> Not a perfectionist
2. Wisdom & Discernment >> Know how to balance work & play
3. Worry & Rest >> Not easily distracted
4. Anger & Gentleness >> Accepts change/difficult times well
5. Love & Compassion >> Empathetic
6. Discipline & Obedience >> Know their strengths & weaknesses
7. Faith & Trust >> Don't dwell on the past but learn from it
8. Joy & Gratitude >> Focus on the positive
9. Peace & Comfort >> Set boundaries
10. Strength & Perseverance >> Self motivated

I know that it is no coincidence that these line up so perfectly. I prayed and thought long and hard about the different topics I wanted to study. I had a list of about 50 and narrowed it down to 10 grouping them together accordingly. I had no idea, a month later, I would be sitting in church listening to my pastor give this message about being emotionally healthy spiritually. 

I am so excited to continue with my study on these topics. I know that the more I study and memorize  scriptures on these topics, the more these qualities will come through in my character. When I look at the list now, I see a few qualities that I really need to improve, which I am not going to name number 1, 3, 6, & 10. My desire is to become more like him, knowing that as I grow spiritually and emotionally, I will be blessed!

I will be talking more about each one of these qualities each month when I start a new topic. So far I have done love & compassion, which you can download here >> February Devo, and I am currently on the topic of >> anger & gentleness. I would love for you to join me!

Many Blessings,

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