I love this pic! That big snail is God, the middle one the hubster, and that teeny tiny one? Yeah that's me.
Working on these things in my daily life, not only keeps me from looking at what may be wrong in your life (ha ha lucky you!), BUT it keeps me focused on God! It keeps me looking to Him for his leading. If I am not working on these things, I realize I miss out. Nothing else. I either choose to embrace life for every moment, or I sit and not focus and miss out on moments that were hand orchestrated just for me to see. WHY would I choose to give that away? Oh my word, friends I cannot tell you the conviction in my life as of late. Just in three weeks time, we have been in a whirlwind of both personal growth, but more importantly spiritual growth. A season of harvest in deed, yet a season of planting new seeds at the same time. I am in a personal time of daily "church" ~ a time looking for God's leading, enjoying His word, responding to His conviction, and I wouldn't have been able to do this if I hadn't let go of a few things in my life that wasn't as fruitful as it may have appeared. I am no longer one of those people who struggled Sunday afternoon all the way through until Sunday morning again to hear from Him. No way! I am daily seeking God and I don't want to let go of that. EVER! I am understanding what it truly is being a Christ follower ~ not just a church go-er. So different! Being a Christ follower, allows me to see these intimate moments more then just on a two hour church service once a week! In fact, it is more then even knowing who Jesus Christ is. I can't tell you how many people I know who think they got their life together because they attend church every time the doors open, yet there is no fruit from their life to prove the testimony of Jesus. That is scary. I have been one of them. There is so much more then simply sitting in church, serving in a ministry, having a title. It is about the things you do in private more then what others see you do on Sunday. Do you talk different? Perhaps dress different? Is your life evident of change? I did not intend for this post to get so serious but I felt this desperate need to share my heart openly. It is so important for us to LIVE in this moment that God has given us, and be able to live in it freely ~ understanding the desires and the motives of God's heart. When we do that ~ it makes the difficult things that happen in our life more understandable, and acceptable. It also makes us more appreciative of those blessings ~ both big and small.