It’s a scary time. There are so many unknowns. Fears. People suffering. But there is one thing I find comfort and hope in...God’s Holy Word. Isaiah 26:3 says, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee.” When I get close to Him, I find peace. No, life isn’t easy or without suffering, but deep in my heart, I have a calm assurance, knowing He is bigger than any problem I may face. He loves me and He cares. When I look at how content she is in her daddy’s arms, it makes me even more grateful for my Heavenly Father and His everlasting arms.
Even when I have crazy days and everything seems to go wrong...I can always count on this: You are going to take time to listen to my heart, you are going to give me counsel that somehow brings me back to Jesus, and you are going to hold me like no one else can. I love you. I REALLY LOVE YOU! (Insert biggest hug😘) Thank you for the sweetest little getaway!
Sometimes in life, the “little things” seem like “big things.” For instance, perfect frizz-free hair, makeup that glows, a toned figure (with arms that don’t flap), trying to get more followers on social media, trying to capture the picture where everyone is smiling, wanting to be approved and accepted by others... and the list could go on and on, but you get the picture! If you notice, most of these are centered around “me”. The focus is myself and looking successful, rather than keeping my eyes on Jesus and making a difference for eternity. Yet at times they all seem so important, and with all the marketing today, it’s hard not to be consumed with thoughts of how I can improve myself, but the truth is, “If ye then be risen with Christ, SEEK THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE ABOVE, not on things on the earth...” Col. 3:1a I want to make the “big things” my focus in life, like spending quality time with the Lord each day, showing love to every single person I meet, (because every single person is important and loved by Jesus), serving others and putting them before myself, being patient, gentle, and kind with each person, but especially those I live with who know me best. I know I could write a million different things, but just wanted to share what’s on my heart and the struggle I have to not let the small things in life become the BIG things to me. ❤️
If you know Chad, you know he is the most “hands on” daddy, the most encouraging friend, (seriously, you’ll never him say a negative word about anyone), the most loving husband, and a true example of a Christian. He’s humble. He’s genuine. He’s my hero! Happy Valentine’s Day to the one who has my heart...forever. ❤️