While I`m writing this, my Sister Ava is cooking meatloaf in the kitchen and I`m smiling, smelling the beautiful, beautiful, delicious scent of the freshly cooked dish and the spices! Mmmmm….Yummy….
Don`t you love simple moments like this?
I recently told a friend that God had been teaching me lately how to appreciate every moment that comes. I`m the girl who loves to think about tomorrow. The future excites me. It drives and pushes me to give my best in everything I do. It makes me look forward with faith to the beautiful things ahead.
But one thing it also does in me is that when things go a little bit shaky, thinking about the future makes me a worrywart. I cry. I fear. I tremble. I get so frustrated over dreams that won`t come true. Over prayers that seem slowly answered. And it robs me of the opportunity today as it comes.
“As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother`s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the maker of things...Sow your seeds in the morning and at evening and let not your hands be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will equally do well.
Light is sweet, and it pleases the eyes to see the sun. However many years a man may live, let them enjoy them all… Be happy young man, while you are young, and let your heart give you joy.. but know that for all these things, God will bring you judgment. So then, banish anxiety from your heart and cast off the troubles of your body, for youth and vigor are meaningless.” Ecclesiastes 1:1-11
Enjoying Today As It Comes
I love Owl City. Adam Young`s colorful words remind me to also take notice of the colors around me, to enjoy the little things that come my way because after all, they are the big things in life. As I entrust God with my future and enjoy Him today, I`ll also love everything that is around me at this moment. I would just allow the present to be bring me joy and make me smile.
And that is rest, isn`t it? When we give everything to God and live our lives to day as joyful and thankful and as happy as we can.
Anyway, I was reading Adam`s blog earlier this week and found an old blog post about 10 things he like…
03 Swingsets by the beach
04 Flip flops and designer jeans
05 Blue eyes
06 Driving with the sunroof open
07 Red Bull
08 Bunny tracks ice-cream
09 Sleeping in
10 Fireflies in the twilight
And I just thought about the things I like too…
02 Ice cream
03 Walking barefoot on grass and on the beach
04 Backyards, tree houses and swing sets
05 Traveling during night time
07 Skirts, Ballet Flats and pretty photographs
09 Mushroom soup on chilly mornings
How about you? What are the 10 simple things in life that you really love? How often do you take a break and enjoy these things everyday?
What we only have is today. How can we be so sure about tomorrow? So let us enjoy today as it comes. Do our best today. Savor every moment. Give God our future because He loving holds them in His hands—and we know that He always wants the best for us. ;)
Rest well, my friends!
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