Saturday, March 31, 2018

Day 31

I love this crazy wonderful collage that I call my life.

Over the last 30 days I've taken time to stop and remember a lot of the great pieces of my life. The things that make up this life that I live. The things I get to do. The things I get to enjoy.

I'm not perfect. Even in remembering all this, there have still been some moments of sadness. Sad over the past that I can't change. Sad over what I wish was mine. Sad over my own devided heart.

Yet even in the middle of all of this God is so good. He keeps walking with me. Whether happy or sad He holds my heart. Whether I'm walking or stumbling, He's still with me. Whether crying in pain or laughing joyfully, He stays.

One of the things I love about my life is the fact that no matter where I go His presence (His merciful loving presence) is always with me. Sometimes convicting, sometimes comforting or a mix of both, but always there.

He is so good and gracious. He is so kind and generous.

Yes it's not perfect, but I love this life. In the days and years ahead I hope and pray that I can continually look to Him and enjoy His presence.

May He be the light in my eyes, the spring in my step, the hand that holds me when I cry, the One who carries me, the joy in my song, and my Eternal King.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Day 30

I love celebrating Passover with my family.

Every year on Good Friday we invite some friends over and celebrate a Christian Sader. It's a special time. We get to celebrate what God has done through His blood and resurrection and reflect on His faithfulness. It's also amazing how many pictures of Christ are woven into this Jewish holiday. We love it. 

After the Sader and dinner is over we go outside and enjoy a bonfire and dancing. It's the best. 

I have so many wonderful memories of this yearly tradition. It's so rich in meaning and history. 

I thankful God for a chance to celebrate His love and mercy in setting us free from sin and for delivering us into a new life. 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Day 29

I love how many stars I can see at night.

On a good clear night I can go out on our porch and see so many beautiful stars. That whole this about the stars at night are big and bright deep in the heart of Texas thing isn't just a song. So many nights I have taken beautiful long walks under the stars and sang to their Creator. 

So often I have looked up at those stars and marveled that the God who made all of those big beautiful stars loves me and cares for me. That God takes care of me with the same care that He used t place those stars. I love that. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Day 28

I love journals.

Since I was 13 or maybe 14 I have off and on kept a journal. 

It's nice not only to write down my thoughts, but to look back later and see what God has done. It helps me process life. It helps me to slow down enough to hear Gods voice. It helps me to have perspective. 

I've also recently started keeping a prayer journal. Just so I can see how God answers my prayers. 

Plus I enjoy all the beautiful journals that I have gotten over the years. The leather ones have been my favorites or ones with verses.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Day 27

I love the way that God created time.

I heard it said in a sermon that God gave us time so that everything wouldn't happen at once. I love that. We have times of joy and times of pain. Times of peace and times to fight battles. Times to work and times to rest.

I love that God has made it so that we don't have to tackle all the joy or all of the pain at once.

He is so good.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Day 26

I love live plays and movies.

Moving stories are so powerful. I love watching a good story unfold before my eyes. I love encouraging or romantic stories. They cause me to dream a little more. Reach a little higher. Sing a little louder. 

Fairy tales, Bible stories, and adventures are awesome.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Day 25

I love the promises of God.

Today is Palm Sunday. The day that we celebrate Jesus riding into Jerusalem. He fulfilled the prophecies spoken of long before. He fulfilled all the promises He had made. Not one of them failed. 

The same is true today. I love that God is even now working to fulfill all the good promises He has made to me. 

Things like 
- He who began a good work in you will carry it onto completion.
- I will never leave you and never forsake you.
- Commit your way to the Lord and whatever you do with prosper.
- Trust in the Lord with all your heart and He will make your paths straight. 
- I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future. 
- In this world you will have trouble, but take heart. I have overcome the world. 
- When you pass through the waters I will be with you. 

I could go on and on. There are so many promises that God has made to me. Promises that He doesn't have to make. He doesn't owe me anything and yet He chooses to promise me so much. He is good. He is faithful. May He be honored and praised forever.