Good morning. I have thought and thought about it. The last thing I want is to get on here, this blog thing, and just chatter away about things that don’t really matter. I would like to clarify after my blog post yesterday, where I shared my great savings while shopping……..and hopefully you realize this if you have read anything on this blog……life is not about the “stuff”. Life is Christ. It’s all about Him, and glorifying Him. For me, anyway. I want to reflect that. I want to be about that. about Him. And to encourage you to be about Him too. ok? Forgive me if that’s not what I reflected in the post from yesterday. Yes, I had a fun, wonderful, out of the ordinary day yesterday, and I shared it with you. But, the joy wells up from my relationship with God, and always will.
Thanks. And with that said, here is my Jesus Calling devotional for today. enjoy. Enjoy your day, and the surprises the Lord gives you along the way.
“I am creating something new in you: a bubbling spring of Joy that spills over into others’ lives. Do not mistake this Joy for your own or try to take credit for it in any way. Instead, watch in delight as My Spirit flows through you to bless others. Let yourself become a reservoir of the Spirit’s fruit.
Your part is to live close to Me, open to all that I am doing in you. Don’t try to control the streaming of My Spirit through you. Just keep focusing on Me as we walk through this day together. Enjoy My Presence, which permeates you with Love, Joy, and Peace.”
“So don’t be so surprised when I tell you that you have to be ‘born from above’—out of this world, so to speak. You know well enough how the wind blows this way and that. You hear it rustling through the trees, but you have no idea where it comes from or where it’s headed next. That’s the way it is with everyone ‘born from above’ by the wind of God, the Spirit of God.” John 3:7-8 message
“But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.” Galatians 5:22 message