Sitting here this morning looking around at my little "God space." For anyone else this wouldn't seem like a big deal...it's a very small room...most of the furniture in here is small and second hand (what I like to refer to as "re-purposed") from garage sales, second hand stores and even one or two "curb-side discounts!" But you know why it means so much to me...because in the "smallness" of every bit of my "stuff" the "BIGNESS" of my God has been made very "apparent!" In every square inch!
He cared enough about me to birth the desire to have a little place of my own...just mine...where I could spend time with Him; learn from Him; honor Him with every "creative" part of my being...which was His gift to me...and allow me to give it all back to Him for His glory!
He put the ideas in my head...and heart; He gave me the wisdom to do it and the strength to even stand, graciously (most of the time!) against those who opposed what I was trying to do...for reasons that escape my understanding. He has helped me "figure out" things I didn't know how to do, given me muscles I didn't know I had, and, like I have "preached" to all of you...He provided everything I needed. Sometimes "raising my income, and at others, lowering my cost."
Like I said...to some this would not be a big deal...and the pictures in your head are probably greater than the actual thing...but to me...it's all GLORIOUS, because God was in it every step of the way...and it's OUR PLACE!
He is every thing I need and so much more than I could ever imagine! So,I am starting the next "chapter" of this wonderful journey with Him with a heart full of joy, and my mouth full of praise that there are not words enough to express! But He sees my heart, and He doesn't need words to understand what I can't possibly say as effectively as I would like to be able to.
How much love can my heart contain for Him...who really knows?..I want all He is willing to give me...so I can give it back to HIM. Fully committed and dedicated with all my heart to living my life for that purpose! The ever increasing joy that follows the "resolve" to do His will is almost unbelievable! Abiding joy; sustaining joy! What a gift from a wonderful loving God!
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What lovely thoughts. And such an encouragement - thanks for sharing!