Friday, February 4, 2011

Oh No ~Sami Is Sick~ What To Do With These Emotions?

John 14:1

Sami is sick again. She did this last year at this time of year. With the cold temperatures it appears that she has a cold. She is resting in the kennel and doing much better this morning. Sami is my special chicken~ she was born with no neck. Her head just sits on her body. Because of this she has always had special treatment. The other chickens are not so kind to her. Sami is our special bird~ she can do tricks and loves to come to the door for treats.

Sami walking right on in the kitchen door after she has dug in my plants!

We were afraid of losing her last night but she is doing just fine this morning.
I am happy she is better today. All my chickens will celebrate their 2nd birthday next month. So far I have not lost 1 of my 12 girls. I love my chickens and I love my beautiful Easter eggs!


I have been a bit emotional lately~is that even okay to admit? I mean for goodness sakes~ should a mature Christian woman have emotions? Shouldn't I be above these silly emotions?  I have cabin fever, my daughter in Washington is in a "funk" as she calls it because they are in the middle of the "unknown land,"  ( you can read her blog post here) I have a child spreading her wings and so much more is swirling through my head~ and for Heavens to Betsy~ I have a chicken in my kitchen.

Did Jesus ever get emotional? Well let's see!

Mark 14:33-34

John 13:21
21When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.

John 12 :27

If Jesus ~who was God~ got troubled and emotional ~why in the world do I think I will never have these silly emotions? It is ridiculous for me to think I will go through this life without stress. I get in real trouble however when I give into my feelings. When I let my feelings have free reign over my mind and my body~ I get myself in trouble. That is when I become unstable~ that is when I lose my focus on God and my faith. That is when I do or say things that I will regret.

Jesus knew his hour on the cross was upon Him in these verses above.  He was talking to His disciples~ He knew His death would trigger fear, doubt and sorrow. Yet~ He warned them ahead of time to keep their focus on the Heavenly Father and His plan. 

Jesus knows all the uncertainty in our lives. He knows what our day will hold. He tells us not to let our feelings  and emotions fly about today creating an unstable and troubled heart. 
When we place our trust back in God instead of our emotions He will capture our anxious heart and give us peace once again. It feels good to trade in my troubled emotions for a strength that will get me through my days. 

Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 

Psalms 51:10
10Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

The sun is shining and we are getting up to 30 degrees~ it will seem like a heat wave. I hope you have a Fabulous Friday! I am going to soak up the sun!



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