[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;”] Y[/dropcap]esterday, as my boys napped, I tried to nap as well, yet found myself overwhelmed with thoughts of baby girl. So I decided to use that time to study the Word, get my thoughts in order, and get into the flow of peace. And I read several scriptures, but there was one that really stood out to me. And this is a scripture that my dad recited to us over and over when we were young; he was always telling me, his more negative thinking, worrying daughter to dwell on this verse. So I’ve known it for as long as I could remember ~
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. Philippians 4:8 NAS
Yet what stood out to me, as I’ve never noticed it before, is that it says “if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.” Hello. I’ve already chosen to believe the good report of the Lord, so why would I choose to believe one human/computer report that says one negative? Everything else about our baby girl is positive, so why dwell on the one negative report? That hit me like a lead balloon. So I began to focus on what is true . . . we’re having a baby girl!!! She is right; she is pure and lovely. She is fearfully and wonderfully made by the hand of God. He thought her up; He knows her beginning and her end. He designed her. He knows the plans that He has for her life, and they are good!! There is so much goodness to dwell on. So much blessing to think on and rejoice in. And as I laid on the couch, praying and thinking, I again let the peace of God flow over me. I set my mind on what is truth. And I’ve declared and decreed that the devil has no authority over my child. Her chromosomes are not lacking or defective. She is perfectly safe in God’s hand, in my womb, and in the cover and protection of Father God. Why would I choose to believe or think on anything else . . . ?
And it also hit me that I’ve spent so many years being wrong in being a worrier, a negative thinker, a dweller on the things that are lacking, etc. So many thoughts wasted. I’m not going back to that life. I’ve already been in transition to becoming a positive, dwell on the bright side kind of gal, and I’m continuing in that direction. Faith honors, pleases, and allows for God to work. Negativity does nothing but cause stress. Worrying increases my wrinkles and gray hair, which I have enough of, and laughter “doeth good like a medicine.” So the choice is pretty obvious to me. And to cement it . . . I’m going shopping today and all I’m getting are mega-girly, pink, Paris themed baby items for Miss Eden Bella. 🙂 It’s about time this Mama got to do some girly shopping!