Thursday, July 21, 2011
Scrubbing Heart and Home
The Lord calls each of us to be faithful to the NOW and have hope in His promised NOT YET, which is not always the things of the world that we are longing for...and sometimes, it's the small little joys that add up in my day to make the now even better than the imagined 'not yet's' that my soul often craves....today the now brought these joys:
~creativity required in doing things around the house in new ways
~morning bike ride exploring the surrounding areas and enjoying my new-to-me bike
~pushing myself to do things I wouldn't have had to do back home
~seeing my love off to work, and feeling so proud of him
~remembering that at my age, this is still called 'youth', and being thankful for it!
~reminding myself that I craved the current 'not yet' I am living in....and working to be thankful....
How are you making your NOW full of joy, so that we will all be full of joy, as we anticipate not only our Lord's return, but each NOT YET that we are longing for....
Bring in the future with joy and thankfulness, or that imagined future might never come as we imagined it in our minds....