We are sponsoring a new child from Compassion. It's her birthday on the 11th, she will be 8. I worked all weekend to put together a birthday care package for her. I looked all over Michael's scrapbooking sticker aisle for a big number 8 to put on a homemade, decorated card. I could not find an 8, but I did find dozens of birthday-themed sticker sets, so I grabbed one that looked cute and went on my way. When I got home and assembled the card, I noticed the birthday cake sticker had 8 candles on it.
Love the little details that fall into place.
Last week I sinned. I did it knowingly, hoping that once I received the end result, I would be able to put aside the fact that I outright disobeyed my Lord. But of course the end result did NOT make me feel better and I spent several days writhing in the guilt. In the car ride home one evening it smacked me right in the face. Jesus died on the cross for my sins. For this specific sin. This sin I did on purpose. How could I ASK Him to die for this sin? I instantly went home and reversed the sin.
Love that He stays in my heart at all times.
I went and bought 2 Bibles for friends over the weekend. One is for a coworker who is searching and might be on the path to find Jesus, and the other is for our 9 year old neighbor who we take to church with us on Sundays.
Love that little gestures might make the ultimate difference in someone's life.
Went to church today and listened to a sermon on Romans 12:1-2.
1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
By giving my life to Christ, doing whatever I can to serve Him and be pleasing to Him, staying in His word, BECAUSE OF WHAT HE HAS ALREADY DONE FOR ME, the end result will be that I am living a life that He wants me to live today, and He will show me His will for tomorrow.
Love that such simple, straightforward Words can direct my life.
I love that He is in me, every single day, working on me, working on my heart, guiding me to be the person He created me to be. Sure makes all this effort and transformation worth it. It's for His Glory.