Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Your Best Day, Ever? It's Available Today.
"Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken..." ... Hebrews 12:28
"I wish I'd known, then, how good things were."
That's a line from the awesome book I finished reading yesterday--Pulse. (Not a book for, uh, wimps, though, may I add.)
So often God whispers, "Treasure and enjoy what you're doing right now. Things won't always be as they are today."
But rather than concentrate upon just what does He mean by that last part(?!), I choose to simply obey the first.
I find such joy and satisfaction in having straightened rooms when Tom arrives home from work and peeking inside a crockpot filled with a steaming meal.
I pause while folding clothes and play with the cats or water tomato plants then touch their leaves and sniff my fingers. I anticipate weekends when we'll walk through estate sales, yard sales and chat with friendly locals.
When I've finished mowing the lawn I celebrate with a kids' novel out on the front porch, glancing up to view my tiny world going by, basking in the fresh-cut-lawn scent. Tom and I watch good tv shows together and often one of us will, out of the blue, tell the other, "I love you."
The leaves way up on the trees outside our picture windows. My little bed surrounded by books in a corner upstairs. Our red couch against the green wall.
And most of all, my days with a very real sense of God's calming, remarkable presence which turns the most mundane tasks into something memorable.
Some future day I won't have to wish I'd known how good things were. This is something I know already--and am seeking to know on an even deeper level.
Loving the now, this simple moment with God, changes everything. Makes wishing for better days a rare, rare thing. Indeed.
Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it." ...Psalm 34:13, 14
Thought some of my fellow decor-loving friends might enjoy this post which Mike from American Pickers shared: Beauty in Brokenness.
Here's a feature I'd like to add to my posts: What's Cooking In My Crockpot Today.
And what is cooking in my crockpot today? Beef enchilada mix.
Yesterday was barbecued chicken. Monday was tamale pie.
Free Kindle Books:
The Lady and the Mountain Man
A Lady in France
Waterfall: A Novel
A Song for Bellafortuna
Rocky Mountain Angels
Decluttering the Clutter
"And be ye thankful."