But truthfully, as I look at where I am and where I live, I find myself offering up praises to my Lord for His majesty. I praise Him, though I may not be lounging about as so many I see, I live here, where they have traveled to, from who knows where and from what life they may have. And (yes, yes, I know I'm not supposed to start sentences with "and"- it is fitting for how I'm speaking though) when it all comes down to it, my treasures are not to be here, but with my precious Lord, where one day I will be in His glorious presence...and for this, I am accountable for my actions, attitudes and heart in the now.
I must remember there are seasons for everything. A time to sow and a time to reap, a time to work and a time for rest, and a time to live and a time to die...and I have the promise of Heaven when all is said and done. So for now, with my mini temper tantrums and woe-is-me moments (fortunately, most are in my head!) when I see the "people from away" enjoying their visits or seasonal stays, I will humbly request the Lord's mercy and forgiveness, and remember I am rich beyond measure for the Creator of all that is good and lovely... loves me with an abounding grace. He has a season for me and truly does care about my heart's desires. I will look to Him and praise Him and serve Him with all I am and do, for He has lessons for me to learn and places for me to serve...may my heart be pleasing to Him, that one day He shall say, "well done my good and faithful servant."
Thinking of you, praying you see Him in the everything, that you see Him, yourself and situations through His eyes and praise in all times...for He is good always!
It is a land the LORD your God cares for; the eyes of the LORD your God are continually on it from the beginning of the year to its end.