Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Overjoyed!

Prince Caleb & Mommy!
Life is a blessing!  After my last post of being so frustrated with not feeling fulfilled, God has showed me so many ways that I am extremely blessed!  It also helped that Caleb, Matt and I all got the stomach flu that same week.  You always forget how horrible the stomach flu is until you get it. :)

This little guy who is now a little "person" just turned 15 months and boy is he a joy!  He is walking everywhere and understanding so many new words, objects and entertains daily!
This week is Matt's spring break and being able to spend the extra time as a family here at home and getting some stuff done around the house is really nice!

One of the things that was so encouraging after my last post was the amount of people that reached out to me and shared words of encouragement and that I am not alone!  Again, I was reminded about why we are called to live in community and also be open about what we are feeling/thinking.  If we never share, how can others know that we need encouragement?  It is not always easy as you have to humble yourself and throw pride right out the door, but that is truly what God wants us to do daily in our life anyway.

I have also had a couple of other situations with family and friends that have recently shown me how life definitely has its ups and downs, but God is still sovereign and good through it all.  He gives us new mercies each day and the only thing we truly have to do each day is love and serve Him and love others.  A key verse that has been popping up a lot lately as well is Matthew 6:33-34,  

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

It is very hard to "need" God in America.  We can so easily control all of our physical needs and also try to control our spiritual growth as well. 

This past weekend we had a baby shower for a couple that had been apart of our small group but had moved away about a year and a half ago.  The baby came a whole month early so we actually got to have the baby there for the shower.  It was such a good time of fellowship with so many other young couples and a time to pray and encourage this new couple in their new role as parents.  We are in this life together, so let's spend some time together!  

My challenge for you and me is to focus on living a simple life so that we can find the joy in the many blessings that God gives us here on this earth despite the hardships that will come.  I am going to stay focused on serving and glorifying God with my life, loving my husband and children and loving others.  When we take our eyes off of those simple things, that is when we get so sidetracked that we start to go crazy!  

  
My two favorite people! :)
    

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