Sunday, May 3, 2009


This past Tuesday at our MOPS meeting, we talked about the different masks we put on to hide the "real me." It is still effecting me to this day and it's Sunday. Our steering team members all shared their mask and the scripture that fights for them to take the mask off and be the "real me." I can't thank them enough for being real with us.

As I was sitting there, I was thinking about what my mask is. One of the biggest for me is fear and worry. The Lord has been so gracious to me. He has allowed me 4 healthy children, a loving husband, a nice house, a loving family, my own health, my husbands good job so I can stay home, wonderful friends, a great church, and much more!

I look at this life God has given me and I think, "all I have been giving Him in return is fear and worry!" What thanks is that? God has been working in my life with this the last month and then our MOPS meeting really brought it into perspective! I have to refocus my thoughts every day, every hour, every minute! Phil 4:8 is a verse I cling to for help in this area; "Finally brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of a good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things." I found a picture at Hobby Lobby with this verse on it. I hung it on my "doorpost" so I can remember to take off my mask of fear!

1 comment:

-Beth said...

Julie! we are doing this same verse in the women's Biblestudy at church. Rochelle has encouraged us to remember "WHAT IS!! and stick to these truths! I'm glad this verse has impacted you also!