The birds are singing, the grass is growing, there are buds on the trees, the sun is shining and in 6 days it will be spring according to the calendar. God gives us this reminder every year…winter is a cold, dark, waiting time for life to reappear in the spring.
This winter has been a great time of rest and reflection for me. I was drifting and needed to refocus on what really matters to me. Daily time with God in prayer, Bible reading, study, and contemplation matters to me. Time to make decisions on where He is leading me. Joy in warm blankets, kitties on my lap, really good books, talking with Ray, and planning for spring.
So now what will Spring bring. First of all great celebration as we have been married for 40 years. (I tell everyone I was a child bride…) Then, I will be getting to know my brother, whom I just met for the first time in my life about 3 weeks ago, and my new sister whom I will meet for the first time this summer. (I also have two sisters that I grew up with.) Perhaps a cruise or some time in the mountains with the man who has kept me laughing and in love for 44 years.
God is so good! He has given me so much, so many blessings and miracles. How can one not believe that HE IS? I don’t know. I do know this, without Him in my life I would be nothing, could do nothing, and would be going nowhere.
I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Psalm 146:2
Shout for joy to the LORD; all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God. It is He who made us and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Psalm 100:1-2
Heavenly Father, King of all Creation, You are my God. You give me all I need and bless me with mercy and miracles. You know my sins and forgive me. You know my enemies and protect me from them. I give You all my praise and honor and lift this prayer to the throne in the Precious Name of Jesus…Hallelujah!!!