Sunday, November 25, 2012

Humble Thyself in the Sight of the Lord

"Humble Thyself in the sight of the Lord... and He shall lift you up... higher and higher.. and He shall lift you up"

this song from way back in the day randomly came to me this morning.  Made me think about the good old days at AWANA scholarship camp, though at the time I was not always excited to be there haha it truely was a great place and big blessing!

it is just one of those incredibly gorgeous snowy days outside that made me curl up in sweatpants with a cup of coffee and realize it has once again been a long time since I have sat and reflected on my life. 

So here we go... life at this moment: incredibly thankful for how, even though I do not constantly depend on our Lord for my every need as I should, He keeps providing me with my every need, perfectly.  He gave me an amazing new job this past fall right when I needed one, He allowed my mom, sister and me the absolutely PERFECT vacation that we could not have planned even if we tried, He placed amazing friends in my life who cook for me, spend time with me, and watch over me, He provided a place for me to live, a car to drive, a smartphone to talk to my family down in ND/MN, I always have enough food, clothing, and warmth, there is so much beauty on this earth that I take joy hiking, biking, running outdoors in, He brings random dog sitting opportunities so that even though I cannot currently have a dog of my own, I have plenty I get to play with :)

I realize I do not give Him the credit He deserves for all of this in my life.  I truely am blessed.  Most of all I have His endless love and mercy.  Honestly, who am I that the Lord of the universe would die for me so that I could live? Speechless. and Joyful!

Goal: get on my knees and start praying everyday.  It has been FAR too long since I have done this but I am excited to see changes come about because I believe that is power in prayer.