via Day 18: Our Focus Determines What We Grow Into
FANTASTIC! I love this post so much today! Once again….it’s laid out perfectly. On the other hand, I have to be careful I don’t see it as a to-do list. Like Mike explains, this is what will naturally happen because of Christ in you. That’s such a huge difference to me and yet when I look at it, I can see I am still a child mainly. I see glimmers of a young adult and that gives me hope but I also can see why I am still at the child stage. I’m ok with this, mostly. As long as I see it for what it is then I will be fine. I sometimes wonder if and how depression can change some of this. It’s hard to be focused on others when you are depressed. You really have to fight your way through it. Yeah, so I have some questions about it all, but that’s fine. God is good with that. 🙂
Sitting here waiting for the snow. We have a snow warning out but I don’t think we will get it as bad as they are saying. I hope so anyways but if not…what can I do? Shovel my way out I guess.
Have a super day friends. Enjoy the end of another week!
via Day 17: What it looks like to GROW UP
Man! I look forward to being in this stage. I love the idea of not searching for my identity anymore and knowing and understanding and believing that it is all found in Christ. What a day that will be! I love how the levels are laid out to see what is what. That is how I understand things.
It’s a mild pretty day but we still have tonnes of snow and expecting in the neighborhood of 15-20 cm more. I know I’m not the only one tired of winter, esp when we get glimpses of Spring in days like today. It will come though…there is hope. It’s almost mid March.
Have an amazing day friends!
via Day 16: You NEED friends in order to GROW!
What a timely reminder this post was today for me. As someone with much anxiety I needed to read this. I don’t think I have been focused on Christ very much at all for a long time now. I think about Him but I tend to focus on me and what stresses me out. The joys of depression. UGH! I need reminders like this to show me it doesn’t have to be the way it is right now, all the time. Christ is the author and perfector of my life and not only should I remember that but live like it too. It will make life much easier.
Have a super day friends!
via Day 15: WHAT are you wearing??
I can’t help it but to start this off with ” what a GREAT post!” It is so good. I love how Mike describes the armor of God, not as putting them on in obedience so much as they are an affirmation of who we are in Christ, our true identity. I LOVE it a lot! and
March 9 and our tonnes of snow still isn’t melting. I’m antsy for Spring like so many other people I know. It’s Day Light Savings this weekend and it doesn’t even feel like it because of the snow and cold. Enough complaining about the weather for now. 🙂
My hubby and I are on our own again this weekend. Our youngest is going to his brother’s for the weekend. What a crazy place in life we are. Have a GREAT Friday friends!
via Day 14: The Teen/Young Adult Stage
I’m so thankful I’m doing this journey again. I had forgotten some really awesome stuff. I like to know specifics of what I am learning and sometimes they aren’t specific enough for me. I love this kind of topic where there are specifics. I’m talking about the specifics of what each stage of faith involves. ( sorry I used specifics so many times)
It’s a cold morning again but it is supposed to get nicer today and by the looks of the weather of the next couple weeks, it is looking good! I’m so grateful for that.
Have a great day, friends!
via Day 13: Be Still And Know
Hello friends. I missed a few days but I’m back. I am so tired today. I took some pain meds the last two nights. Advil just drags me out but it helps with the pain and sleep when I need it. Anyway…I will nap later. 🙂
I enjoyed this post so much today. It really became clear to me the difference between head and heart knowledge. I’ve been hearing those terms for years and I finally understand it. It also explains to me why I have never truly GOT God in a way that was settling to me. What I was being taught didn’t jive with who I felt I knew or who I thought God was. There was a disconnect and I can understand why. I’m not saying all I was taught didn’t jive but when some things don’t jive with what the Holy Spirit may be saying to you, sometimes it’s easy to throw the baby out with the bath water. It’s a puzzling thing. I will continue to puzzle over this today.
Have a super day my friends. I think Spring is finally going to come to Central Alberta. We have tonnes of snow but the sun is bright and strong. Spring is on the horizon and I am thrilled!
via Day 12: I Speak To You Children
Happy Monday friends! I love this post today. I like to have specifics and I find this one shares that. The next few days will be great in that way. My life has changed a lot since I was taught my identity in Christ. I struggle with believing it sometimes and yet I know it’s the truth and I try to walk in that truth. So often it’s easier for me to believe it of others than for myself. Same with the forgiveness. The concept/the truth that God has forgiven everyone has many Christians calling people like me ( who believe this ) heretics. I won’t get into more of this because one thing that I have learned is if you are in a mindset that “your way is the only( perception) and best way” then you won’t listen to any other truths and ideas. Christianity can be a very closed minded mentality. Not tonnes of room for grace….at least that is the experience I have had and still have.
It’s hard to believe March starts this week. I’m so looking forward to winter being over. It’s been a cold one and I’m ready for milder weather. For us though, living right across the street from a Bee farm, Spring brings slow moving bees looking for warmth so they like to hang out on our decks right around the doors. It’s kind of annoying but gets better as the weather gets warmer and the bees get moved to their fields to make honey. My oldest son is allergic to bee stings so that has always been a concern but this will be the first Spring that he isn’t living here so I’m glad he doesn’t have to worry about that.
I will end it at that. Have a super day friends! I hope you know how special and loved you are by God…right this moment and I pray you can find comfort in that truth.