I love blogs. I love that I am able to be encouraged by women I don't even know, who are walking on a path with the Lord that He speaks to me too with. I love that I am able to share what He is working in my heart or even something silly my kids did.
I am so grateful and inspired by these other blogs that many times I have so many things I want to share that I think I would be glued to the computer all day! However, I know that that would not be a good choice! So I have to try and post when I can and not over think it!
Thus my post today is just this- love the Lord with all your heart. Enjoy your family. Sing while your doing the dishes and making dinner for the thousandth time (instead of grumbling-I going to post this all over my kitchen!) See the sweet face that is behind the screaming because you've said no. See the man you've been blessed with when your list starts compiling of the things "he hasn't done" and begin listing the things he has done (and does everyday). Pray for that angry person in the store, or the mom who is yelling at her kids (because you don't know what her day is, you've probably been there or she may not have hope in her life-Jesus). Rejoice when a flaw you have has been pointed out (when it comes from love) and not become defensive. Trust that the Lord is in control. That He is there, cheering you on, giving you hope, wiping your tears, laughing with you, hearing your prayers, taking care of you, going before you.
Rejoice that your life has meaning. Rejoice that every moment of your life He lavishes His grace and mercy on you. Rejoice that you can be forgiven and that you can forgive. Rejoice that you are loved, even when everyone may seem like they are against you, He is not!
Take pleasure in the moments, don't rush through to get to the next moment (sometimes a lot easier said than done!) God blesses us and teaches us all the time, even in the small things and I sure don't want to miss that. Rejoice in doing for others and don't allow the lies of what's not being done for you-bring all thoughts into the obedience of Christ!