15 May 2016

His Eye

This is what I woke up to this morning...Lily and Sofie dancing in the hall with yet ANOTHER pet crab, this one one they found in a hole in the backyard :)

Finishing off this crazy week and full school year with Sunday morning worship at Granny's was perfect. The worship there is always so vibrant and sincere, and they asked Matt to preach.  As he started to preach on the idea that the world will know we are Christians because we will put others above ourselves, a little mama bird flew through the sanctuary, and took a worm to her babies, their nest inside of the fake blue flowers next to the pulpit.  
That beautiful image, as she came in and out throughout the entire service, caring for her chicks, was such an awesome example of putting others above ourselves, such an awesome image of His great care for us.  I have felt it this year, and am thankful!

My dad and his wife decided to make a last minute trip down, and arrived yesterday!  It was great to have them with us today, and the girls especially are just cherishing our time with them SO much.

Their favorite time is bedtime stories...One day, I'm going to put together an album of Sofie faces :)
I forgot to post these pictures of alumni day on Thursday...a great day of reminiscing and partnership!
Nora, helping us out with a gardening project on Saturday...it takes this girl about TWO second to get EVERYTHING in her mouth!

This "Utmost for His Highest" really resonated with me the other day...let me leave you with it :

We have to develop godly habits to express what God’s grace has done in us. It is not just a question of being saved from hell, but of being saved so that “the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.” And it is adversity that makes us exhibit His life in our mortal flesh. Is my life exhibiting the essence of the sweetness of the Son of God, or just the basic irritation of “myself” that I would have apart from Him? The only thing that will enable me to enjoy adversity is the acute sense of eagerness of allowing the life of the Son of God to evidence itself in me. No matter how difficult something may be, I must say, “Lord, I am delighted to obey You in this.” Instantly, the Son of God will move to the forefront of my life, and will manifest in my body that which glorifies Him.
You must not debate. The moment you obey the light of God, His Son shines through you in that very adversity; but if you debate with God, you grieve His Spirit (see Ephesians 4:30). You must keep yourself in the proper condition to allow the life of the Son of God to be manifested in you, and you cannot keep yourself fit if you give way to self-pity. Our circumstances are the means God uses to exhibit just how wonderfully perfect and extraordinarily pure His Son is. Discovering a new way of manifesting the Son of God should make our heart beat with renewed excitement. It is one thing to choose adversity, and quite another to enter into adversity through the orchestrating of our circumstances by God’s sovereignty. And if God puts you into adversity, He is adequately sufficient to “supply all your need” (Philippians 4:19).
Keep your soul properly conditioned to manifest the life of the Son of God. Never live on your memories of past experiences, but let the Word of God always be living and active in you.

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