Whew! What a joy to sit, quietly, in one of my favorite places, and reflect with you a bit of these last few days and weeks. With my newly updated ipod playing in my ears, I am full of praise, peace, and great joy today. Oh, how I hope and pray you are too!!!
As profound as times long awaited can be, often they are not fully appreciated due to our time restraints. Our schedules. So, this morning I want to stop, in a seriously very busy day, stop. Ponder. Revel in God’s goodness. Give glory to Him for all answered prayers. Proclaim Him, and claim Him as mine. again. Marvel at His goodness, faithfulness, my gosh, His faithfulness!!! It overwhelms me. Doesn’t it?!!!
I LOVED everything about my holidays with my beloved people!!! Ohmygosh, how I love them! How I love having all of them home! At the same time! I loved cooking 24/7. I loved the mess. (well, now that must be a God-thing! I’m pretty opposed to messes on my own!) I loved the full house. I loved the laughter. I loved meeting and getting to know someone very special to one of my favorite people. I loved how tired I was every night when I fell into bed. I loved the times I had with God in the midst of the busyness. I loved the peace He planted here in the midst of the noise. I loved reflecting on all my precious Christ has done in the lives of these people I love so much. I loved that He continues to show me His plan, His presence, and His faithfulness to this family. My precious little corner of the world. My heart could not be more grateful to Him.
Read this from the Message…….
“Jesus reached out and touched him, saying, “I want to. Be clean.” Then and there, all signs of the leprosy were gone. Jesus said, “Don’t talk about this all over town. Just quietly present your healed body to the priest, along with the appropriate expressions of thanks to God. Your cleansed and grateful life, not your words, will bear witness to what I have done.”
I want to bear witness to what He has done with my cleansed, grateful life. Truly, that’s all I want to do. As the holidays bear down upon us, with all their responsibilities, and duties, I just want to bear witness to my God, and all that He’s done for me. in me. I express my thanks to Him, with such a grateful heart. May my life reflect that. today. always. Yours too. Now, go live out that grateful life………
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