Thinking about: Preparing my heart for Easter Sunday this week, as we have now entered Holy Week, and teaching my children to do the same. We have been reading an excellent devotional with the girls lately, Exploring Grace Together: 40 Devotionals for the Familyand hope to also introduce some extra reading throughout this week.
Reading: An online devotional that has not only changed the way I view Scripture; it has truly made the Word come alive for me. I could not recommend She Reads Truth highly enough!
“This season has been about fasting, repenting, and repenting again. It’s been about meditating and confessing and examining. Lent is literally a season of transformation – it’s winter to spring, darkness to light and, best of all? Lent is a transition from death to life! We have been reminded in this season how truly dead we are in our sins. We have also remembered that Christ died for us while we were yet sinners. We have seen our debt of sin in a new way. And that has brought us to a new understanding of the gift of the cross – of salvation.” From She Reads Truth
Listening to: Love this version of this song so much! If you haven’t heard it, you simply must take a listen!
It. Is. Gorgeous.
It. Is. Gorgeous.
Watching: the blessings unfold from new connections and relationships formed as a result of staying the course in this blogging endeavor. There is so much time spent behind the scenes praying, wondering, and seeking it’s purpose. So much time spent photo editing, linking and re-linking, researching, networking, writing and re-writing and just so much more that I have at times thought about whether I am stewarding my limited time as I should. But I keep coming back to the calling I feel to maintain this space, and I know in my heart God placed it there. You know how you just know, when you know? 😉 So my hope is to turn from any doubts, and remember the blessings that He has already brought to point me in the right direction. I also need to remember God is not asking me to awesome, He is only asking me to be an instrument. My job is simply to be obedient.
Thankful for: the saving grace of Jesus Christ that is freely offered to all who place their trust in Him. So grateful for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ as He lived the life we should have lived and died the death we should have died. Wishing you a beautiful Easter with your family!
I LOVE that version of Oceans! Love it! Could play it on repeat over and over!
Yes!! I do exactly that ; ) Thanks for visiting She Lives Free!
Sybil, this is so gorgeous. Thank you for being such an incredibly beautiful witness! I, too, have LOVED She Reads Truth. It’s been life-changing for me as well (and the Lenten devotions are insanely good). I am right there with you, sister.
And I hear you on wanting to let this space go to the wayside too. But, do what you feel is right. You don’t have to be awesome, He already is. Just be obedient. I loved that SO much. Thank you, thank you. ~Jenna
Jenna you are awesome – I appreciate you and your blog so much! Thank you for the blessing of this encouragement!!