...but instead I find that my summer has become a time of daydreaming and growth.
6-9 Write these commandments that I've given you today on your hearts. Get them inside of you and then get them inside your children. Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at home or walking in the street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning to when you fall into bed at night. Tie them on your hands and foreheads as a reminder; inscribe them on the doorposts of your homes and on your city gates. (Deuteronomy 6:6-9, The Message)
Loving my children. Living, laughing, breathing with them this summer has been a joy and an experience I hope to never forget. I pray that the moments of daydreaming and praising God for His creation and all things good, carves valleys of memories so deep nothing else will ever fill them other than the love of Christ alone. I pray that their own desire to share that love and joy burns with such a passion, that no storm in life will ever be able to extinguish it.
5-7That precious memory triggers another: your honest faith—and what a rich faith it is, handed down from your grandmother Lois to your mother Eunice, and now to you! And the special gift of ministry you received when I laid hands on you and prayed—keep that ablaze! God doesn't want us to be shy with his gifts, but bold and loving and sensible. (2 Timothy 1:5-7, The Message)
So for now, instead of thinking of all the things I am not doing or getting done and allowing it to burden my thoughts, I will think on all the things I do get done and remember the goodness of God and how blessed I am to be given the title "mother".
8-9Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies. (Philippians 4:8-9, The Message)
I hope you find yourself daydreaming of God's goodness and desire nothing more than to share it with others.
Blessings for your day,
Pine tree against blue sky by Lisa Arnold taken with Canon PowerShot SX100IS 8MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Black)