~The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.~ Romans 8:16
Grab your camera and go outside.
But it's cold outside, and gray and...well, not too pretty out there!
Learn to see with your heart...and with my Spirit that is within you.
So I donned my long johns, put on my boots, and scarf; grabbed my camera, and walked outside into the cold dampness....
It is at times like this when things look so dormant and lifeless, that the enemy will try to entice us into a 'greener pasture' type of thinking...taking our mind away from the things that we should be focusing on, enjoying the blessings God has given to us...And if we are not careful we will find ourselves feeling discontent and depressed...Winter is only a phase, a passing but necessary one...Think of the animals asleep under the ground or in their dens...not worrying about needing to hunt or scavenge for food..it's like they are resting in the Lord...Not dead, just resting. This is a time where life seems to slow down, sometimes to a (seemingly) grinding halt.
It's a time to listen...
|Buddy, ever the over-achiever!|
|Let's dance with a branch!|
I'm glad I listened..I have a smile on my face, roses on my cheeks, and a new perspective.
5 Your lovingkindness, O Lord, [d]extends to the heavens,
Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
6 Your righteousness is like the [e]mountains of God;
Your judgments are like a great deep.
O Lord, You preserve man and beast.
7 How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!
And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
8 They drink their fill of the [f]abundance of Your house;
And You give them to drink of the river of Your delights.
9 For with You is the fountain of life;In Your light we see light...... (Psalm 36)
Thank you Lord for all your blessings!