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The mornings seem to be getting harder to get up so early! I am here now in my time with Jesus and the song “I will stand and worship you” is playing and I am overwhelmed by the awesomeness of the Holy Spirit here!! He is always with us but it is in these times when we try to get quite time that we feel Him!! I want to express somehow that it doesn’t take much on our part to feel Him! It is my step toward Him and He always meets me far beyond what I expect! It has to be a longing in me to meet with Him!! As I just finished reading Psalms 128 a very short chapter but God moved me to see that my walk is in His ways. What are His ways? Does that mean laying down self ideas and plans? I don’t have all the answers to His ways but I do know as I worship Him and recognize Who I am following , He directs my spirit in step with His ways!! I pray that as you read this today you too get time to spend with our Heavenly Father and may He show you His ways as you walk in Him!!
Are you familiar with this King? I remember as a child hearing his name and trying to pronounce him. He ruled Babylon and that is where some of the coolest children’s bible stories take place. I love the way Veggie Tales puts a spin on him. The last few days I have been thinking about how he had the power to remove some young leaders from their home and make them into what he thought would be “good Babylonians”. He may have been the king but his power couldn’t make these leaders bend on their convictions.(Daniel 1-4) King Neb. was mighty but he had no clue who God was until these young men stood on their faith. . When I read these first few chapters of Daniel I discovered a few things. King Neb. was powerful but not very smart in chapter 2 he had a dream. He wanted to know what it meant but none of his smart people could tell him. So he ordered them all executed( v.12), that is silly, he would have no more wise men. Trouble always brings people to a place of prayer. These young men would have been part of the execution too but they went to their knees. No mighty problem is bigger then our God. He has answers if we are ready to listen. Daniel recognized this, he says here “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.”( Daniel 1:20-23) No human is greater than our God!! He has a way through any trial that seem super BIG. Keep your convictions and stand on the faith you have in the one true God!! No silly golden image can stop our God from saving us from the heat of human pressure!! He will answer and deliver just at the right time.
Ahhhh, the yard sale is over and our house is truly lighter! We did get some rain so we had to stop but we were all ready for a break. The best part of having a yard sale on” Temperance day” is seeing everyone ! We did well not buying too much more and all extra things will be traveling to the Lions Den, Monday. I will have to cover my eyes when I take in the load or temptation for more things will take over. I don’t want to forget this light feeling 🙂 Have a nice rainy afternoon!!
I am thinking again about all I said about Hoarding. My question is where does it all come from? I have been going through things none stop for hours and it seems like there is more. Yes, we want to do a yard sale tomorrow and our dear neighbors are too. I am feeling a little overwhelmed with how much stuff we have. It is nice to have a basement and closets but they can go unnoticed for so long and then wow there it all is! I am thankful for this day but i need about 3 or 4 of these days. God has blessed me far beyond what I think about daily! This is the day to unclutter so back to work I go!! Have an enjoyable day and remember God has blessed us with so so much!!!
We had a wonderful weekend and didn’t think about what tomorrow brings ,until tonight. We did some quick shopping on the way home through Adrian and grabbed last minute things for school. Now we are slowing down and ready to say “yes it has been a good summer “. It never seems to be easy to fall asleep the first night before school starts. I have lunches ready and all backpacks are loaded, clothes are laid out( if they don’t change their minds again about what they will wear in the morn). I will have the camara ready to take a few pics before they leave in the morning and I think that makes us ready for School. I will have to talk to the Lord in the morning about all the emotions and feelings I feel even though I am prepared. I just can’t seem to get my heart wrapped up and in order. I know all is well and God has blessed a bunch and in this I will rest tonight.
My heart is sad to think our summer is almost over. It is for real and I have to face the fact that school is starting:( We closed the pool 😦 and soon we will need to winterize the house. Change comes in many different forms and seasons is one we can count on here:) God has given us this great variety and I will rejoice in it! How about you? I love the fall smells of burning leaves, the color changes on the trees, cooler evenings and football time! September brings my favorite persons birthday and we get to celebrate his life(my hubby)!!!!! So my heart is opening up to the fact that Fall is coming and I will be happy in it. How about you? What do you like about Fall?