Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Setting Aside Today

Weeks ago I set aside this day to be at home. All day.

I knew I'd need it after months of travel, in order to put life back to normal and have some time to think and process on all the gifts and blessings the Lord has graciously given in these past months.

During these past two weeks, I haven't kept up on my blog because I didn't want to miss one moment of His goodness in the moment! But because I tend to remember best if I have some memory pegs tucked away, I wanted to set aside time later to think on those moments, look at pictures and capture those memories in posts for my blog.

So that's what I've done for hours today! I don't think I've ever posted more in a day than I did today: fourteen posts in all!

Right now I think I won't forget all the details. But when I look back to past years at what I've written and pictures I've taken, I'm amazed at how limited my memory really is. I DO forget! So my blog is a way to remember and not forget.

There are numerous places in the Bible where God speaks about remembering and not forgetting like Exodus 20: "Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God." I never want to do that! Writing regularly on my blog helps me to not forget.

This leads me to Colossians 3:2, "Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things." When I focus on Him, turning my attention towards Him, it keeps my perspective in the right place. Then, even if I'm just looking out my window at a snowy scene, my heart goes towards Him.

It was the sweetest day today, recounting all His blessings and recognizing Him in so many places and people of the past weeks and months.

That would be my prayer for this new year. That I will have eyes and ears to see Him everywhere I go, and be in tune with His heart so that I can bring it in any ways, to anyone, He asks me to.

As that patch of blue sky appeared this afternoon, I just stood at my window enjoying Him shining through the clouds.

I expect I'll see that a lot this year!

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