Thought for the day 24

Thought for the Day

Watching most of the country out enjoying snow days today has been a bit like watching someone eat my favourite chocolate and not share it! We LOVE snow as a family but we seem to be the only section of the UK to never get any... should we move?!

Seriously, it’s reminded me today about the 10 commandments - particularly the one about not converting what your neighbour has! You see, I don’t need to be jealous of what you have because God has blessed me with other blessings... somethings that might mean more to me than what you have. I trust God that He provides for me what I need, at the time I need it. And I believe He does the same for you. And even if I think you’ve got something I need, it’s my response to that situation that God is looking at. Being able to genuinely be happy for someone else takes a lot of Gods love in ourselves, but I believe we can do it if we trust God with all that we are and all that we have.

So don’t look to your neighbour and ‘wish’. Look to God and trust He knows you and your hearts desires, and in due course, will bring those dreams to reality.

“And God spoke all these words, saying: “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. “You shall have no other gods before Me.
“You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you.
“You shall not murder.
“You shall not commit adultery.
 “You shall not steal.
 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
‭‭Exodus‬ ‭20:1-17‬ ‭NKJV‬‬