Thursday, October 25, 2012

Being Thankful

The other day as it was raining and I was leaving Crossroads after putting in my 3 hours for my internship class for college, I thanked God for giving me a warm place to live and a running vehicle. So at that very moment I decided I wanted to make a list of all the things I am thankful to God for. So here it is but not in any particular order...

1. A warm roof over my head
2. A running vehicle to get me where I need to go
3. God accepting me for me and all my flaws
4. My family who is always there for me
5. God providing for me financially
6. God's forgiveness and mercy upon my life
7. Being able to live in a country where there is freedom with religion(even though that will be threatened one day.)
8. Being relatively healthy
9. Eyes to see God's beauty in this dark world.
10. The simple ability to get out of bed each day

Those are just a few.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Simple Things

So today God has definitely brought to my attention some of the simple things in life to enjoy. First of all, just being able to wake up and get out of bed. I will honestly say, I think I've taken that for granted for a lot of years. I know there are many, many people in the world who are not even able to do that due to health problems. Today is just such a beautiful day even though there is a little chill in the air but that is just another sign that Fall has hit. The leaves are slowly falling from the trees and changing color and it's beautiful!

I've already had the chance to get into the Word a little bit at church and am looking forward to studying it more later on today because God has put a certain scripture verse on my heart lately and I am curious to learn more about. It is Proverbs 31. I've only read the very last part of that scripture and ended up being absolutely confused by it because it talks about being a Godly wife and mother. Two things of which I am not yet. At the end of church today I ask a very wonderful woman of God about it and she told me God spoke to her about it and said that God is preparing me for something. For the life of me, at this very moment my mind can't recall exactly what she said God's exact words were. So I ask those of you who are Godly, prayerful friends and family of mine to please keep in prayer about this. Now back to more of the simple things I've enjoyed so far today....

On my way down the laundry room at my apartment complex, I saw two adorable doe laying in the grass. I happen to think deer are just adorable. I especially like their big ears. It just amazes me how God thought of so many different creatures to put on this planet. Their look and sounds are so different. I am a complete animal lover so it might be more enjoyable for me than others. I have a cat and don't know what I would do without her. She's my fur baby. I used to have two but my other one died about 15 months ago. I miss her dearly. I am the kind of person who can and will fall in love with an animal within the first five or ten minutes of being around it.(sorry about getting a little off track there at the end) 

Last but not least, today I am enjoying a delicious pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. My friend Monica figured out the recipe since she isn't able to go down to Starbucks where she lives and just get one and I for one, think it is awesome! I am definitely going to try to make it at home.

Some might say, "what's the big deal about these things you find such pleasure in?", but I think they are a big deal because I have been someone who is always so serious and not able to enjoy things in life when I should be enjoying them, especially since I am a blood bought child of God. Today God is teaching me to enjoy the little things in life and not be so concerned all the time with what I think is important and negative things. So I am gladly taking it all in. I hope that if you are somewhat like I have been and haven't been able to just "stop and smell the roses" for a while or you are going through something unpleasant right now, that you ask God to show you the simple, pleasurable things in your life that bring a smile to your face. He's doing if for me, He will do it for you if you ask Him to. God bless!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Starting Something New

So I have decided to start a few new things in my life... This blog being one of them. I have always wanted to journal but just never got around to really doing it so I'm doing it this way. I have recently started going to the gym and am enjoying it so far. Though I have to admit, it's pretty painful but there's a saying that goes "No pain, no gain." I'm not getting any younger and I want to be healthy. Joining a gym is a new adventure for me because I have never been to a gym before Sunday.