God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.
What does it mean to be called a child of God? Think about your own children or what it means to be your parent's child. Is there any greater comparison for us to understand the love of Christ? There is nothing like the love of a parent for their child.
All or Nothing Thought Distortion Also Known as Black and White Thinking
Understanding this cognitive distortion is usually fairly simple to comprehend. We all know someone that is rigid in their thinking. It's their way or the highway. If you don't know someone like that - it may be that you are that someone.
Life is not black and white there are beautiful shades of gray
A father said to his son, "You know, most people don't have to work today, because it's Labor Day."
His son replied, "Then shouldn't it be called No-Labor Day?"
Happy Labor Day!
If you are working today, we at Your Praying Friend want to say a special thank you! Thank you to our healthcare workers, law enforcement, military, retail employees, and so many more! We need more hard working, dedicated employees, especially in today's society, when the government would prefer to incentivize you to stay home. Nothing in life is free. Thank you!
Today's Bible Verse
"No matter how much you want something, laziness won't help you achieve it, but hard work will reward you with more than enough."
"Praise the Lord! Every day he helps us with the loads we must carry. He is the God who saves us. Selah." -Psalms 68:19
Aren't you grateful that God doesn't just tell us to figure life out on our own? Unlike any other religion, Christians have a personal relationship with a loving and helpful Father. One who is intrinsically interested in the innermost desires of his creation. He is invested in us.
Catastrophizing is a common thought distortion. Catastrophizing simply means thinking irrationally about the worst possible outcome of an action or event. It can also involve making a very big deal out of something minor.
For example: You overslept this morning. Your automatic thought is "The whole day is ruined! My boss is going to write me up. I'm definitely going to lose my job. I might as well not even go into work today."
That escalated quickly!
Which is a common indication of catastrophizing. If you catch yourself going from zero to ten, take a step back and question if you may be making a bigger deal than what is warranted.
Catastrophizing, like all other thinking errors, tends to ignore a lot of the facts. But that's why they're an error. And like any other error, they can be corrected.