but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
~ Psalm 73: 26
Here in Oklahoma it seems like winter will never end. We finally made it to March, with promises of a warm spring and hot summer to come, and the first thing that happens instead of a sunny day is a couple of snowy days. Some days in the midst of a cold winter, it can be especially hard to get out of bed. I know I for one did not want to leave the warmth and comfort of my own bed this morning.
On those days when it seems especially hard to do anything let God be your strength! Even when your own body fails, God never will!
Don’t let yourself be stuck in the cold blues,
let God’s fire warm your spirit and be your strength!
Here are my top three tips on how to keep your heart, spirit, body, and mind warm and uplifted during the moments of cold blues:
Take time on your own to get into the Word of God and in prayer. Whether you decide to do this indoors by a cozy fire, or outside in the great winter weather, God’s love and Spirit will keep your heart, spirit and mind warm and empowered.
Family, friends, and other people God has placed in our lives are so important to maintaining a healthy heart and thought life. Laugh, make memories, and spend time with those closest to you.
There’s more to winter than cold days. God created all seasons, even the coldest one. Enjoy the beauty of the snow, or morning frost. Enjoy the wintertime activities, and the moments where even strangers come together to help those in need.
Instead of focusing on the hard parts of the season you’re in, focus on the beauty of it instead.