When I was in High School I dreamt of being a top notch student and working at a great job, and being part of the student council, having a cool boyfriend, and achieving all around success.
Later in life I found my long lost report card and read it. Apparently my top notch marks were in fact, a dream. I did get a job when I was sixteen but I was ill suited for it. My employers were very sweet just the same. I never did get to be on any student council, because I was too busy hoping there was counsel for my family. I had a boyfriend, but I wouldn’t say he was cool, more like predatory. So much for success.
But the full life I dreamt of then was a seed, a glimmer of hope of the joy I celebrate today. If we learn from our mistakes we are all the better for it. I couldn’t celebrate this full life I have without giving credit to the author, and the finisher of my faith (Hebrews 12:2).
There are those who believe faith is for the weak, but this weak is wise (2 Tim. 3:14-15). Photo by Luis Quintero on Unsplash
So here’s to wisdom, to eventually learning to choose wisely, enjoying a wonderful husband, our incredible gifted children, our two extraordinary grandchildren, our health, our home, work for our hands, and joy in our hearts. So this is what it means to have life to the full (John 10:10).
..and it is all because of HIm. It is all about trusting Him, no matter what anyone else says. He is the one who made us, and He is the one who knows who we really are, and what we really need to experience life to the full.
I have been working on several new projects and seeking God’s wisdom on how to BALANCE life. WHY? In order to HONOR HIM. In today’s world we are saturated with technological savvy messages on how to get our product out there in order to grow our business. There are apps to help us schedule our advertising through Blogging, Facebook, and Instagram.
Thankfully there is ancient wisdom still relevant for us today – Holy Scripture, to help us schedule our entire life for godly success. Psalm 23:3 reminds us to rest “for sake of His reputation.” Deuteronomy 30:15-17 warns us of the dangers of idolatry, putting our work (or other) before God. And finally Phil. 4:8 gives us a list of godly virtues in which to analyze our agenda and motivation by.
I encourage you to consider Christ, and His way, and you will find balance and joy.
I was reading in My Inspire Journey the other day about God’s plan for Sabbath rest. Psalm 23 was one of the scripture readings. Every time I read scripture I learn something new, even when reading a familiar, well known passage. I was struck by verse 3 in the EXB (Expanded Bible) by the word ‘reputation’. He leads us into rest and on right paths for the good of his reputation. Everything I do as a His follower affects His reputation. Now that’s a good reason to make sure I’m rested. What do you think?
Recently I found a[clickandtweet handle=”” hashtag=”” related=”” layout=”” position=””] song lyric in typography form[/clickandtweet] on Pinterest, and wanted to try creating an art piece with some of my original song lyrics. Last week I posted a song called “Freedom From the Truth is..”. My typography work is using verse two of that song. I used Adobe Photoshop 11.0, and tried to introduce my brand of pink, which I use in most of my song quote work.