Sometimes it’s not what you’re doing that’s wrong, it’s what you’re not doing.
I am taking advantage of my recently new tires and wheel balance that was finally fixed on my car. I went a little too fast to say yesterday night to get home =X. But God is good, I am home safe and sound.
This weekend is going to be RIDICULOUSLY packed and busy. Two days of exciting things though :). A wedding that I pray will be glorious to God. And a dunkin’ that is going to be awesomeeee to witness— You go Karnda!!! :). I feel so blessed to get to be a part of it all :). Except first, I need to go help take care of three ridiculously active munchkins (just kidding they’re not too bad.. I hope) and get a cavity filled. Darn you chocolates, I thought we were friends. ON WITH THIS WEEKEND!!!
But I’m missing you by my side :(. You would complete this weekend 100%. Please hurry home for Thanksgiving <3
This past week has been filled with lots of mini lessons from God. I’m still trying to take them in and also remember all of them and to remember to trust on Him alone.
1) “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”- Matthew 25:40
Faith without deeds is dead. We are called to love, and to love those all around us, with no judgement, no hesitation. I passed by a homeless man and turned my head away. Sure I felt guilt in my head, but I did nothing. Not until someone else boldly said she felt guilty and wanted to do something for him. Then did I chime in and help pay for his dinner. What is my faith if I can’t even be compassionate towards a man with no place to lay his head, whom God created and loves?
2) “It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.”- Deut. 13:4
Serving God means serving God. Not myself and not others. Serving God has no ladders or statuses and He doesn’t look at that at all. He looks at my heart and my motives to serve. Worshiping Him through song and praise is the best way for me to glorify God and may that ALL it ever be for.
3) “Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you;he will never let the righteous fall.”- Psalm 55:22
I have learned this lesson many times and today I looked to Him first. I have absolute no control over this situation but I know He does and He cares for us. Knowing that everything is within God’s plan and seeing how He has provided for our family comforts me. I am scared of course, but I’m at peace. Let the people you love know you love them everyday.
Everyday is a new day and His blessings and joy overshadow everything else. Thanks for these lessons.
There are a few things I always look up to the heavens and say a thankful prayer to God for.
4. Where I am in life in the present, however God led me to it.
I am so thankful for you. Everyday, even the days I don’t get to talk to you much, I know you are there for me and you are mine. Sometimes the words I say to you don’t do justice to how I really feel. You have led me continuously and have been encouraging and have listened to my every concern, every whim. Honestly, I don’t know how you are not annoyed with me more often. I mean who can stand unfunny stories and stories about what happened to me all the time? I can’t. I see the way you search for ways to please God and it makes me love you more. I am not writing this because I am happy today, or because you have reassured me today of us. I have wanted to write this for a while. I have been blessed by God with you, to have you, and by you. You bring out the best in me.
“A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.”
You are. (even, when you unleash the sarcasm on me. props to you for knowing which buttons to push)
I asked You to challenge me. In this past week I have been challenged to be a friend, a listener, an encourager, a supporter, and to use Your wisdom in three different opportunities already. It has been extremely revealing and telling of Your wisdom, of Your love, and of Your grace. Thank you and I pray that I’d only continue to be the vessel for You