This is what I want, what about you? A beautiful watered garden. It all started with a garden when God spoke, and it will end in a garden, or should I say of that day, it will be the beginning of all beginnings.
Thoughts From The Journal
We may be left to fill in the blanks because the stories become our stories. We are the ones now to get up and tell the rest of the story. It’s our turn to get up against the odds. We can put aside our excuses, forgive that person who did us wrong, love that unloveable person, or be healed from raging anxiety. We can get up and go, just as Jesus said.
A gift. Undeserved and unearned. You and I have received a gift.
We want our issues to have a quick resolution, but that is not always the case. Such is the case of the writer of Psalm 119. In verses 81-88, you see the Psalmist is weary when he says, “my soul faints for your salvation” and “my eyes fail from searching your word.” He wonders and prays how long until God comforts him. Are you growing weary from searching for answers?
How do you respond when Jesus rides into your life? When Jesus arrived in town, he went to the temple of God, and there He “drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold doves.”
What kind of what-ifs and should-haves do you have rolling around in your head? Maybe things didn’t go as you hoped they would- your dreams had the life sucked out, your friendships have gone south, and finances are in shambles. It feels like death has touched everything you once loved.
I’m learning it’s not so much about what we can accomplish and more about receiving from Him.
We give the impression we know what we are doing. The truth is, some days we don’t have the answers, and that’s ok.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. Philippians 4:6 Do we think about lovely things? Do we look for beauty everyday day, or do we only see what is […]
Do you think about lovely things? Do you look for beauty each day, or do you only see the broken things in your life? Do you rejoice always, and does my joy fill your hearts?