Good Sunday evening everyone! I am so glad that you stopped by tonight, to pay me a visit, at the Heart to Heart Blog! Today has been a great day with God…along with some good rest! I hope that you have also had a very nice weekend!
Well…for those of you, who read my blog post Friday night; I mentioned that I would be taking my Saturday, to turn our dining room into a sunroom…where my husband and I could enjoy a break, from everything we’re doing…and I’m happy to report tonight; that I did survive this long day of work…and boy, was it ever a long day of work! In fact, there was more that needed to be done; then what we first thought. We still have to put all the furniture in its rightful place and do a little decorating; but we’ve decided to wait until next Saturday, as I am very busy with ministry work.
Anyways…the thing I want to talk with you about tonight; is what I learned through this very trying day. First…I should let you know that I am a person that pretty much keeps going…no matter what I’m facing at the time. I figure that if I am going to have a situation with these legs that can’t be fixed right now; then I might as well use them carefully and continue to press on. You know…if we could only stop focusing so much, on how difficult life can be and look for the footprints of God and where He is…in the midst of it all; then we would truly find hope and a reason to continue on.
Well…as I began a long day of cleaning this room with my husband, I found myself taking a break…doing a little work…and then taking another break, which was due to the pain in my legs and feet. In fact, I would say to my husband… “Let’s take another break”…and He would say…”We just took a break.” Lol. After a while, I began to tell myself; this room is never going to get done, if I am always taking a break; so I decided that it was time for me to lean on God’s strength.
You know…I have come to see how easily we can ask for God’s strength; but to really believe in God’s strength, is a whole different story. I found that I had to let Him be my arms and my legs…and I also had to lean on Him, rather than thinking on how I was going to make this day work. Once I let go of the pain and took hold of God, the day started to go better.
Once I got a good start…we agreed that my husband would wash the walls and around the woodwork and I would wash everything that had been hanging on the walls. Once I got everything lined up on the kitchen counters, I became a little overwhelmed, as to how long this was going to take me. As you can see…I still wasn’t completely into this project; but I eventually took my eyes off of what was before me and got into what I was doing and before I knew it, I was really enjoying it all.
After thoroughly cleaning the patio door…the walls and everything that had been hanging on the walls; it was now time to slowly get everything back to normal. First of all, I should say that I just love the “lodge theme,” for decorating! Anything with nature and the good old days has always been my favorite! Anyways…I had a quilt that I wasn’t using, which was practically brand new and it had fish, bear, moose and deer on it…plus some beautiful designs on it; so I decided to hang it on the wall and take this room, from what used to be a dining room, to a lodge style sunroom. Believe it or not…I haven’t had to buy one thing for this project. I just used a lot of things that were either stored away or extra things I already had in the room.
Once the quilt was hung, I went outside and brought in the drapes that I had been airing in the freshest air, I could ever have at the moment. After we finished putting everything on the walls and hanging the drapes…we called it quits for the day and I went into a nice hot shower and got ready, for a dinner that I had in the fridge, from the other day…which was truly a God sent!
Anyways…after getting around for the evening, I came in my office, to check my emails and messages online and as I sat down, the first thing that I said was “Thank you Lord, for being my strength, through a very long day of work!” I knew without a doubt; that God had been with me and even though I was in quite a bit of pain; I knew that the same God that had been my strength, would also see me through the pain…and He did!
I know that we are all human and weakness can be tough to get through at times; but I truly believe that if we could only see beyond these moments; then we would truly experience more of a powerful God, rather than a weak circumstance. God never said that life would be easy; but He did say that He would be with us and what I’m focusing on right now; is a God, who will be with us…even in the midst of a storm!
Well…I sure have enjoyed our visit tonight and I hope that you have too! My prayer for you; is that you will be able to experience God…not only through the night; but throughout this brand new week!
Take care and I will hope to see you again tomorrow evening, as I share thoughts from the day, along with the goodness of a great, loving and powerful God…heart to heart!
Blessings so much on your night…and this brand new week ahead!
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