Oh what a day, oh what a week. So much going on, so many changes. Garden is ready for planting, chickens are here (today, YAY), stuff is piling up to head out the door. Spring cleaning our life is feeling so good.
Oh the burdens God has taken from us, oh the joys He has replaced them with. Thank you God for all you do, for always guiding us in the way you want us to go, and allowing us the blessing of seeing the joy that comes from it and how wonderfully different our lives can be.
Some verses that I needed to hear today:
Galatians 6:9a - Let us not lose heart in doing good.
Proverbs 19:22 - What is desirable in a person is kindness, and it is better to be poor than a liar.
Matthew 6:21 - Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Luke 6:36-38 - Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. And do not judge and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned. Give and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.
I Corinthians 13:4-8a, 13 - Love is patient, love is kind, and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. Now abide faith, hope and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 John 2:16
For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.