I grabbed my computer and headed outside to soak up this gorgeous day!
I wish you could join me but you'll have to take my word when I say it's perfect out here.
I was tempted to sit back and soak it up alone while my boy naps but I have a story too good not to share with you!
We headed out for a morning jog/walk and my mind was wrapped around stories like these..
Her 12 year old son passed away
and this one too..
A young husband passed away from a stroke, he had been on a run with friends.
These stories reminded me of how quickly our lives can change. Its why I want to soak up these days because tomorrow or even this afternoon my whole world could look very different. The thing that was the most encouraging was these two stories were of faith in Christ still. They had not lost hope completely and that was encouraging after seeing what their circumstances were.
But as feet pounded pavement my words went up to God like this,
'lord don't let my life be in vain, I always want to be ready for that moment when we meet.'
We continued on and I prayed for the families and others and was lifting up thanks for my own health today. I started thinking about all that has been going on lately and lost in thought I looked over and saw a road leading to somewhere we hadn't been yet. Normally I stay on the same route to be safe because it's comfortable and I know what to expect.
I like being comfortable.
But I ran a little quicker as the houses around the corner were as i'd say fabulous! I started thinking about how right now this reflects the path i'm taking in life..experiencing something different.
A little further this picture unfolded..
I don't know if you're following but when this came into view I started beaming!
This park was there all along but I didn't want to take a different route because again, I love sticking with what's comfortable.
But what a fun place to discover. :)
Look at this little guy! He LOVED our new route that will now allow him time to get out of the stroller and play.
God blesses our obedience, i'm convinced of that!
So trust Him today and know that around the corner of obedience a blessing awaits.
Praying for you today!