But God hasn’t moved to the mountains;
his holy address hasn’t changed.
He’s in charge, as always, his eyes
taking everything in –Psalm 11:4 (MSG)
Yesterday morning I woke up feeling like Oscar the Grouch. Lack of sleep will do this to me. On top of that it was Monday. I was grouchy and it was Monday… and I wasn’t taking it well. For some reason, this verse reminded me that God doesn’t wake up grumpy on Monday. He never suffers from “a case of the Mondays”. He never suffers from lack of sleep. His love is not like that game kids play with the petals on a flower…he loves me- he loves me not. His love is not a game of chance. He doesn’t change. He loves me and accepts me…even when I do resemble Oscar the Grouch.
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company … a church … a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude … I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me, and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you … we are in charge of our Attitudes.” — Charles Swindoll