Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Is Ol' Debra Still Prepping For Wild Times Ahead?
... Why, yes! Yes, she is. Thank-you for asking. :)
And yet? I did tons of research and buying and scribbling lists from August through January so--now-- I'm able to prepare in a more relaxed manner. The MustPrepNow!-ness of it all has eased. My house has reaped preparedness-for-the-future because of what Tom and I spent last year sowing.
There's one thing I'm no longer doing, though.
For months I watched Christian news reports online of how biblical prophecy is happening like crazy. I eagerly drank it all up--and it was right to do so. Grace sat there beside me explaining, pointing, and I was excited to see the Bible in the news(!)
But around January I felt like Grace said, "Ok. You get the picture, right? All will continue to move forward just as God said it would. It's time for me to lead you to your next season." And she got up, moved on.
Afterward, I tried to watch a couple news programs, anyway, but meh. The thrill was gone. The reports just irked me and made Life appear dark.
Go try doing anything without Grace and you enter into dry times and deadness. Go attempt to ride a dead horse and you travel nowhere. Go holding onto whatever God says you're finished with and you're suddenly weighted down, unable to move forward.
Life, friends, experiences woosh! Pass you by--and who wants to spend their years here that way?
So today I say go with Grace! Wherever she leads, even if all your friends are led elsewhere. It'll be worth it now--and at the end--to have followed what was alive for you and be able to say, "Death was swallowed up in victory".
Victory of a life well-lived or boring deadness. The choice is ours.
"But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace." ... Romans 11:6
"He gives us Grace, Grace and more Grace..." ... James 4:6 (amplified)
"Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: "Death is swallowed up in victory."' ... 1 Corinthians 15:54
I thought some of you might enjoy this: How Parisians Do Small space Living. I especially liked the pole plant holder in the window.
Oh! And here's a blog which is no longer being added to, but wow. What a gorgeous home this woman had before she sold it. Her kitchen is downright inspirational (except I'd need a window over the sink) and I would have hours of fun rearranging items on all those white shelves!
After our incredibly sunny weekend (and 60+ degrees) and lots of yard work and reading outside, I'm feeling exponentially better. Thanks much for your prayers!
We're back to cold temps, but with tons of sunshine due today and tomorrow---I'll gladly take it! :)