When I was reading my devotional this morning during my early bird hour I came across a verse that has stuck with me all day. It is from Hebrews 13:5-6 and it goes like this:
Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have,
for He has said,
“I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
So we can confidently say,
“The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
I love this and it breathes life into this 30 day journey I have been on. Y’all this is hard. I thought it would be no big deal…wrong! Writing a blog post everyday is time consuming and can be frustrating when pictures don’t turn out the way I hoped or WordPress is not being my friend.
So for me this verse refreshed me. It confirmed why I am doing this. I need to be content with what I have. And I should know in my heart that if I trust in God I will be equipped with what I need. But it is hard. How easily we can be distracted and lose focus.
Thanksgiving is around the corner and Christmas will soon follow. This year I am trying not to get annoyed when I see Christmas decorations go up before Halloween is over.
I am trying not to overbook myself and my son so I can enjoy him and the season…between working on projects of course. But we have have found joy together in the projects. He helps me and I love it, although not always as patient as I should be.
Until I started this blog I had never taped into my crafty side. Six months ago I would have told you that there was no side of me that involved crafts in any way but I guess God does have a sense of humor.
So I will leave you with this prayer of Thanksgiving as we head into this season of gratitude in the hopes that we don’t forget what it is all about:
Father God, thank you for the blessings in our lives. Help us count them slowly and often. Let us always keep the ones in need in our hearts and use the gifts that you have given us to help others. The lonely, the broken, the hopeless.
Help us teach our children how to be little men and women who seek You with gracious and humble hearts. Help us model this for them. Oh how this is so hard sometimes.
We thank you for the beauty around us. Fallen leaves, sticks with peeling bark, perfectly sculpted pinecones. Things I never noticed before. For our beautiful and maybe not so beautiful families, but families that are ours.
For our great loves. For blessing us with emotions to feel love, giving and receiving.
Above all help us carve Your words in our hearts so that we are strong in our faith and able to work, serve, persevere and rejoice in You.
We love you Jesus, Amen.