It's been a while. Seems fitting that the last post was on preventative maintenance... today I'm doing a little. My Son has made his grand entrance to this world. Josiah is amazing, My wife is amazing, it is such a miracle how God expands our ability to love. I have been so blessed with an amazing family.
I often wonder what my children will go on to do. It can put pressure on me at times, but truthfully it shouldn't. I am called to give direction and guidance and love them through life. What God puts in them through me, I am confident will bear great fruit. Even if it gets sticky at times.
Deep Thought: Parents are like diapers... they are there to catch all the poo so you don't make a bigger mess and help you learn to live clean in life. And to teach you how to avoid the accidents in the future.
Deep Thought: If I let my car go without an oil change, is it the manufacturer's fault when it leaves me on the side of the road? Is it God's fault when we forget that there was the command of a sabbath rest? "For the church" or not... break from work must come and it will by choice... or by your body shutting down.
This is the situation for most of us and there is so much more to be noticed. Forget just smelling the flowers consume the beauty of your day!!
Deep Thought: If good is always waiting to be taken in, and the bad is more obvious when we go too fast, then do we really have bad days, or just fast days.
When God speaks things it's amazing how specific He can be and how timely. The majority of the time if a word is not clear for a situation it's because I wasn't willing to speak and by speaking reveal the truth and know it fit. Sunday God spoke things to me different from what I was praying for someone and by speaking at that moment it revealed the truth that God had just spoken the same to this person. My faith is built his faith is built and by this God was able to do a work that might have been delayed. Am I special?? Certainly not in myself but in the new creation I've been made to be. Today words were confirmed wisdom given and I'm amazed at how detailed and faithful His words are. I shouldn't be but that proves to me the growth that is coming. Wow what will happen when I really get this.
Deep Thought: Most difficult question you'll ever answer "What is the one thing you don't want me to ask?"
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But I must say life gives us plenty of opportunities to experience a full range of emotions but the tricky thing is that no matter what emotions we experience our attitude and response is always a personal choice. So with smiles, grace, and mercy I face the weekend. I'm loving who I am and more who I'm becoming. That is a lot for me and gives me great hope of what God will be able to do with that for my family and "The Church".
For those old school readers of my posts... A Deep Thought: If pointing up is the same direction as someone pointing down on the other side of the Earth, and the Earth is spinning and orbiting so if we pointed up long enough we would point in all different directions, then what is direction. Not an absolute but simply perspective. When I ask God for direction I'm reminded it is always in perspective not absolutes.
Playing with Jacey this morning I realized how true the challenge to have faith like a child is. We made an ellaborate escape game out of hiding under the covers, I saved her from certain peril by pulling her back up on the couch as she joyfully fell back off again , we drew a big ocean scene on the driveway (see picture) she could see it and then would tell me what to draw.
I know our heavenly father longs to spend this imagination filled time with us believing and seeing the things of God happening in our lives even before they do.
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