Yes, I’m blogging twice today! It seems like I haven’t in quite a few days. Maybe I have? I’m not sure. The last week has been a crazy one. Here goes…
Listening to our preacher tonight at evening service, he used what I thought was a poem in his sermon, but after researching it when I got home, it ended up being part of a letter written by a man from New Zealand many years ago:
A man may go to heaven without wealth, without health, without fame, without a great name, without learning, without money, without culture, without beauty, without friends, without 10,000 other things.
… But he can never go to heaven without having accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour and Lord in this life.
I researched further and found the entire letter the man had written. I loved it all! You can click here to read the entire letter: LETTER ABOUT HEAVEN
Amen is all I have to say to it! AMEN!
Can you add one second to your life by worrying about your day? NOPE. I promise. You can’t. In fact, worrying only takes time from your life. It steals your joy, takes your happiness and makes your body feel like it’s moving along in a bucket of molasses. IT’S GIVES YOU WRINKLES! Who wants those which are brought on by scrunching up your face? I don’t know about you, but I only want those wrinkles which are all natural and I would love to have only those which are caused by intensely smiling too much. (don’t roll your eyes at me!)
WHY WORRY? You cannot change that which is out of your control and most all things that we worry about are TOTALLY out of our control. Most of the time, the things we worry about don’t even happen. So, what was all that good for? Nothin.
Take this day on with smiles, happiness, expecting the best and above all with prayer. Pray for calm weahter and smooth sailing. Why not? It will help your mood more than any worrying will ever help anything. It will give this day a chance!
Have you ever rolled over about to get out of bed and thought, “Do I really have to?” I did that this morning. My left ankle was hurting just enough to make me doubt my ability to walk properly. I went through every excuse I could think of trying to justify the act of not putting my feet on the floor. Sure, my ankle was still sore from a full day of utilizing it yesterday. I broke that thing in 3 places back in 8th grade and somedays I remember it better than others. It’s funny how your body does that to you.
Anyway, back to my story of the day… There I was, running through the excuses, making most of them up out of pure air, trying to make myself feel better about just being lazy. It took a few minutes to finally realize that it wasn’t going to happen. I needed to plant my feet on the ground, set one in front of the other and MOVE! We need to continuously do this throughout our days. We all know this. But today, God told me and showed me some things while I was moving and I’m gonna share. Not surprizing, right!?
So, I did a few of my daily routines–bathroom, breakfast, brush (not going into details)–and then I got ready to head out the door. Once outside, I felt even better about my earlier get-out-of-bed decision. The wind is blowing. The sun is out, but not beating down like the summer heat is has been. It’s so sweet outside. While getting ready, I prepared to listen to my daily audio Bible when God told me this: Listen, but then be silent. God and I talk a lot. I know that probably sounds so weird to a lot of you. But that is what keeps me from going absolutely bonkers most of the time. I could go on about that, but I’ll finish my spill….
So, on my walk, I listened to the Bible. Then, instead of turning on my walking music, I just soaked in what was around me. I silenced myself and let God show me what HE wanted to show me. I began taking pictures. I do so love that. My pic on yesterday’s blog was such a gift from God. He knows I love His artwork. Then He guided me to just look at the simple things. The path itself amazed me. The leaves and little sparks of color the wild flowers made stopped me. It was all just beautiful. So, my posted picture today is just a sampling I made with the pictures I took. Sometimes we don’t need to look at the destination we are going for, but look at where you are right now. Look to the beautiful things that surround you all the time. Don’t look at what you are trying to get to sometimes. Look at the road that gets you there. Take time to consider your JOURNEY.