Today is a sunny, cloudy day out......yet still cool air. There is snow in the 7 day forecast.
Yet, I will keep my little spring decoration out!! Staying hopeful for spring......that it Really is around that corner??!!
How many are hopeful for spring? I know I am! Anxious to plant my container herbs on the balcony, anxious to feel the warmth of the sun!
I think many others are anxious as well and look forward to not being so coupes up because of snow and cold.
Yet, today I have been thinking....A LOT!
About how I/we spend our time. Is the Lord our focus? Is He the first thing we think about? Is He the first One we go to with our joys, trials, questions, guidance?
If I am being honest, I have to say that many times, for myself? No!
However, in daily struggles with health, pain, He usually is the first to hear my complaining.
A family member mentioned the other day to me, 'What would lives be like, how much better and more answered prayer might their be???? If more time was spent with Him. Less time with tv, running around here and there, etc. if we slowed down and REALLY focused on Him and sought Him and His answers!!'
I/we may never know........because we do stay too preoccupied with other things. Often actually, if we are truly being honest with ourselves .
In this time of changing seasons......is it just possible that God allows the winter, in part........to slow us down once in awhile. Cause us to quiet down and focus on the things that really and truly matter??
It is my hearts desire to hopefully work harder at those things each day.
I would enjoy hearing how any of you have changed schedules, etc in order to accomplish these very things!
Enjoy your days as we look forward to spring and a season of re-birth!