We had a weekend of fun family moments, Thankgsgiving celebrations, church, and it all ended with me being sick today. Although I would rather be well and taking care of more than I can today I am beyond blessed to have food to nourish my family, activities for the kids to do, water and electricity to wash our clothes and our bedding, and most of all I am thankful for the relationship I have with the Lord.
I did pray to him to please take away this illness immediately but that doesn’t always happen. I have come to accept that sometimes these little illness’s are reminders of my provider and healer. All in his timing not mine. It also makes me have to stop in my tracks sometimes and tend to the needs not the wants.
We took the kids to this new park in Downtown Dallas Klyde Warren Park and we had so much fun. We love walking around and looking at the tall buildings, the dogs on leashes walking by, the playgrounds to climb on, and just being together.
The sun was shining so bright you couldn’t help but be in such a great mood.
We walked around the downtown area and we also visited the Dallas Museum of Art. We decided to get a membership with the special they were offering and we are going back this week.
We also celebrated Thanksgiving with my husband’s famiy with work schedules and other families this weekend worked best. It was some much needed family time. We are seeing my famiy this coming Saturday too!
It’s the time of year to be grateful for our families, relationships, and all the things that God blesses us with. I was standing at the kitchen counter Friday evening washing the dishes. The kids were coloring at the table and my husband was at work. I was instantly struck with this overwhelming feeling what if something happens to my husband and I am left here alone with our children. God immediately comforted me.
I was standing there thinking that in this hand I have my husband and my children that God has blessed me and I want to hold on to them oh so tight. The reality that one day our life on this Earth really will end. We face death everyday all around us. But then in my other hand I have smiles.Smiles of joy, peace, and comfort that when this life is over we will be with God in our home that was meant to be all along. This is our temporary home and we should make the most of it.
I was left with these questions. Why do you not live life to the fullest for your life here is only temporary? Why are we afraid to love boldy? The choices you make, the thoughts you have, the desires of your heart, are they in the name of God? This moment made me thirst for more of Jesus and less of this world. It lit a fire in my soul to lay my life down for him. I want to follow his path because one day I will be standing with Jesus in my everlasting home.
I have a dear friend who reads my blog and she chats with me about Jesus Calling. We both read the devotional. She will ask me sometimes if I read the devotional related to days I post. So as I am writing this post today she came to mind. I had to pull out my Jesus Calling since I haen’t read it today.
“Leave outcomes up to me. Follow me wherever I lead, without worrying how it will all turn out. Think of your life as an adventure, with Me as your guide and companion. Live in the Now, concentrating on staying in step with me. When our path leads to a cliff, be willing to climb it with My help. When we come to a resting place, take time to be refreshed in My presence. Enjoy the rythym of Life lived close to Me. You already know the ultimate destination of your journey: your entrance into Heaven. So keep yout focus on the path just before you, leaving outcomes up to me.”
Wow! Thank you Jesus for knowing the outcomes and that you will provide and be my guide through it all. Live life as an adventure, recklessly abandoned to Jesus, not the world. You will help me through this journey of mountains and valleys and lead me home to you.