As much as I despise being cold, as much as I pine away for spring, summer, fall, anythingbutwinter this time of year…
I totally have to admit…
There’s nothing as magical as a gorgeous, white, sparkly snowday.
We had so much fun playing in the snow!
Since that day though, its been literally 4 degrees out (not counting windchill!), so we’ve felt a bit trapped indoors.
But sometimes, you need to be trapped indoors, you know?
I’ve been reading a lot – books from my list, and also Proverbs and Revelation for devotions. They are definitely two of my favorite books in the Bible. Revelation is so amazing, so big picture, so convicting, enthralling, awe-inspiring. I can’t help but say “My soul magnifies the LORD!” when I read about his amazing majesty. I love picturing his throne and heaven…it seems even more real and appealing as I know my Papa Sam, Great Grandma Edith, and many other people I love are in His very presence. Proverbs is so practical, so wonderfully divided into daily readings, so terse and to the point, also convicting, instructional, so black and white when it comes to good vs. evil. In addition, I am still working on memorizing John 14/15. I’ve made progress, but really need to kick it up a notch. Hopefully I will have some time in the next few days to focus on that ~ I am looking forward to an amazing next couple of days and can’t wait to fill you all in sometime later next week.
Anyway, in closing here are a couple of thoughts from my reading lately >> hope you have a wonderful week/weekend, friends! Stay warm and enjoy the beautiful snow!
“And to expose our hearts to truth and consistently refuse or neglect to obey the impulses it arouses is to stymie the motions of life within us and, if persisted in, to grieve the Holy Spirit into silence.”
A.W. Tozer, as quoted by Francis Chan in Forgotten God
“Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters; He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, sayingto me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this…“
John’s vision of Jesus Christ from Revelation 1