Delight in Humble Serving

Today my family served the Lord through serving our Great Aunts Evelyne and Ellen for the day. We stayed all day and it was beautiful. From cleaning out their fridge, hanging a new American flag, cleaning out a plumbing clog, lubricating the garage door, filling nail holes, etc., all was wonderful and gave great joy to all of us. There is little better than serving the Lord together as a family. And right now, I am tired, as we all are, but I, as we all are, am teaming with joy and breathing heartily and contentedly. Praise God!!! ❤

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On Borrowed Time

Every moment of life, we are on borrowed time. The moment is not ours to spend as we wish for our glory or even someone else’s glory. The moments we are given are for God, who is ironically not bound by time, but that is another matter. Our moments are a gift for God, meant to being Him glory and draw us closer to Him. And this beautiful treasure of time is sacred to Him. Being my primary love language, I get the time thing. We need to make the most of our time and pack as much love and worship into each moment we can. And this honors God and brings out God’s glory and love through us. Wow.❤❤❤

Selfish Thought

My 15 year old amazing roller blades broke recently. I was pouting as my replacements are heavier and uncomfortable and hurt after just a few turns around the place. Here I just was stuck in stupid until the Holy Spirit snapped me out of it. There are people without shoes, people without a roof, people without a Bible, people without a pillow, people without air conditioning. And here I am in full stupid regalia whining about a luxury. Whoa. Floored me. I like my skates now. I will wear them and smile. I will bless where I go and someday I am sure there will be roller blading in heaven.😄❤

Security

Every woman, or person for that matter, wants security. It is one of those perceptions like control. They are both something which we can work to achieve, spending endless hours on planning and paperwork to verify we have it. But truth be told it can all change in a very bad day. And people I know are having very bad days a lot lately. Death, cancer, illness, car breaks down, refrigerator goes out, roof leaks, whatever it may be. All of things are reminders of the temporary-ness of the world.

In sharp contrast, when we place our security in the only Source of true, eternal security, namely Jesus Christ, we are secure. When we give Him control, He owns it and cares for us. And He is truly the only One who can. We are only as strong as our next tragedy but God has never, in all His years of creating and caring and loving, has lost one hint of power. And He has never stopped loving us. We have security in Jesus and not truly anywhere or anyone else. And I am content, peaceful, joyful and loved with that fact. It is good to know for sure. How I love Him!❤❤❤

Blessed with Life

We were blessed with mockingbird chick’s in a nest in our trumpet plants on the front porch. And somewhere in that little nook on the last picture is the cute little guy. Really hard to get a picture but so adorable. God is so good to bless us with life and then another little bird’s life development too. So sweet is our Lord. So fun to watch the little bird family.😄❤

Unexpected Company

Our house is always open to friends. And we had a wonderful surprise today of friends over. They stayed 3 delightful hours and it was wonderful. I love having friends over and it was a treat. And it is super cool to share beliefs and tech-limiting ideologies with them so we have free time to share ideas and experiences. Real people are ALWAYS better than tech or entertainment of any kind. Hear me people, God made us real people who love real people. Put the tech down. Step away from the tech and visit a real person. It will make their day like our friends made ours!😄❤

Finally Forgiven, Mostly Forgotten

Hard to do, forget. Not sure we always should as it warns not to do things that way again. So probably for the best, but sometimes we can forget a while and choose to decide not to remember. We can actively push it away until it becomes automatic. Of course there are triggers but we can choose to keep obsessing over it or send it packing. We choose this. Emotional people have more trouble getting to their choice through their emotion but the choice is there somewhere… dig til ya find it.

But today, I realized that I have finally forgiven a person and all persons involved in a past incident in my life. I am 100% at peace with it all, with them all. And the funny thing is that I really thought I was there already a couple of times before. I was not. I had said the words, thought the right thoughts but too much thinking about it remained, a desire to see what happened next, a will to know, a want to understand, a wish to see. Ever so faint but present nonetheless. And today, watching the grandbaby, seeing my kids in our home, hearing my husband practice guitar, thanking God for the blessings of my life, I thought nothing of this past experience. It would have been a passing caveat, a slight distraction of thought now and again, moreso after contemplation. My mind was finally quiet on the matter. Later, still quiet.

God works in different paces for different depths of pain. But if you keep humble and remain praying, especially if you can fast also, read your Bible, do what you know you should, don’t do what you shouldn’t, draw close to God, He will get you where you want to go in His timing and for your good.

All that being said, I am more ready today than ever for whatever God wants me to do. I am beyond the distraction. I am fully His. And my outlook is more His than it has ever been. And I praise God for doing what I could not do alone, as He has so many times. I owe Him everything and it is all His. I am so thankful. Praise God!!😄❤❤❤