God is a jealous God. He wants your love.
Satan is God’s enemy. He loves to mock God and wants to steal your love and time from God. That old devil will try every way he can to deceive you and distract you by setting other things up in your thoughts to take priority over God.
Take a moment to ponder how often you expressed love for our Heavenly Father this past week. You had 168 hours, how much of it was invested in your relationship with our Heavenly Father?
Did you find yourself lost in life, feeling like there was just not enough time to do all the things you needed to get done? The idea that we are “too busy” is one of the greatest tools Our enemy has created to get inside our minds and manipulate us. I am guilty of falling into this trap, are you?
What might happen this week if you and I make a conscious effort to spend focused time with God?
Praying, reading His Word, worshiping Him during a walk in nature, helping someone, studying a scripture, sitting quietly and listening for His Spirit, dancing joyously through our home as we sing praises to His holy name.
There are so many ways to love God when we aren’t distracted by other thoughts and priorities.
I went to a garden center this evening just to walk around and imagine the garden I will someday have. Growing things has never been easy for me so I’m not sure why I entertain myself with this fantasy. Mostly I like to think that if I had time to garden I would have time to learn how to make cool garden art like this metal LOVE sign. My artist heart has so many ideas, perhaps one day I will allow it to fully express itself.
Gruene (Green) was once a significant cotton producing community along the Guadalupe River. Now it is part of New Braunfels, Texas and primarily a tourist attraction.
In 1845 Ernest Gruene, a German immigrant, and his two sons, purchased land and began building a community as they grew the number one cash crop for the area, cotton.
Gruene Hall became the center of the community’s social life and is the only business that survived the Great Depression and has never closed.
As I begin this new week
help me to refuse any
invitations to argue, participate in drama, feel stress, or get tangled up in strife. Guide me in keeping the gate to my mind open and let all those invitations pass right on through without lingering. Allow Your wisdom and righteousness to enter in as I meditate on Your Word. Amen.
This afternoon as I was checking out at a local store in Lago Vista, Texas the cashier exclaimed,
“I know you!”
I looked at her in bewilderment because I didn’t recall ever having seen her before.
She continued, “Didn’t your ex-husband used to work down the street at the Dollar General?”
I chuckled, “No, all of my
ex-husbands live in Florida and none of them ever worked at Dollar General.”
She laughed, “All! How many do you have?”
I replied, “Let’s just say my song would be titled:
🎶 None of my exes live in Texas 🎶
Then I gathered my bags and gestured goodbye as she chuckled to herself trying to guess the number that I refused to disclose.
Embrace your quirks
And the things
That make you unique
We are all
Messed up in some way
So pick your favorite train wreck
And roll with it
Ride it full speed
Until the steam runs out
You were candy to my eyes
And poison to my heart
Caught up in your dark eyes
Lost right from the start