Good morning, beloved,
Snow day! Beautiful, fluffy snow has covered our landscape. Yesterday was a fun day filled with school, playing outside, listening to our books and shockingly, I made bread. Ok, well, Joshua helped but it worked. I, of course, used a recipe. I am a recipe girl. I cannot seem to veer off the recipe more than just a smidge. We made it and it was good. Gluten free, dairy free bread smells filled our house.There is pleasure for me to have baking work for me.
I want that for my children. I want that we do this and this and this and they will pop out of the oven (well, ok, leave us to make their way in the world) as devoted followers of Christ. I read books, I listen to people farther along in the journey, I want reassurance. I realize what I’m doing. I’m living in our tomorrow when God has given us grace for this day. This moment. Today.
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is ·mine [L my lot/portion],
so I hope in him.”
I cannot place my hope in a program. I cannot place my hope in a book I read and the formula there-within. Friend, where do we place our hope? The Lord.
Living in His love that never ends.
His mercies that never stop.
His love, His mercy is new every morning.
His faithfulness, His loyalty is great. Abundant.
So, lets say to ourselves, the Lord is mine. (He’s yours too.)
Place not your hope in your circumstances. Do not allow yourself to wander in the fields of hopelessness. Come back into His mercies. His faithfulness. His loyalty. His hope.
Hearing In Christ Alone…reminding myself, I live in Christ. This is truly living. Not allowing Satan to be the whisper in my mind, but rather His word, His life. Join me today? Step on the snake today. (Ann Voskamp)
My thankfuls (what are yours?)
205. Thankful for worship. Taking my mind off me. Placing it on worship of God Almighty.
206. Thankful for the convictions of the Holy Spirit. Humbled.
207. No matter what the news says, the earth is filled with His glory. Praise God!
Prayers for your Pastor:
Pray on. Pray on.