The Road Map in Life = Hope in the Lord

Good Morning,

How is everyone’s week going so far. Mine has been pretty good? We had two new coordinators start at work so I have been helping with training which has actually been kind of fun.

Last night, Tyler and I made our typical dinner. Chicken and veggies. For most people this may be very bland and boring, but boy am I lucky that Tyler can stick to the basics. I am obsessed with simple dishes and I have a confession, I think we are addicted to steamed veggies and hot sauce! 🙂

Due to our move this past weekend, our food prep is a little behind schedule. I cut up all the broccoli, asparagus and cauliflower last night which I usually like to do on Sundays so we have it ready to go for the whole week.

Food Prep

Prepping veggies for the week can take some time and that darn cauliflower can be pretty challenging, but it’s all worth it in the end 🙂 While I did the dirty work, Tyler was grilling up supper, Chicken and asparagus. (What a stud!)

Tyler grilling Chicken and asparagus

It was so good! We honestly haven’t had chicken in a very long time, it was a treat for sure.

I have to share my morning view from my patio. Wow right?!

Sunrise

This view is absolutely breathtaking and such a refreshing way to start my day. I wish this picture would let you hear all the birds in those pine trees singing to each other with such a beautiful tone. They are so happy for the sun to be rising!

This is where I like to practice mindfulness and read my devotionals. I mean honestly, what better place to start the day?!

On this beautiful morning I read a few versus from Lamentations 3 about waiting and patience that I would love to share with you. Waiting and Patience – the two things humans have a very hard time with. These versus I had read last summer when I was unemployed and searching for a job. I wrote little notes in my Bible next to each verse sharing how I felt and the hope I had for the future. Now looking a year back, it’s crazy to see how far God has brought me and how He continues to change my life every day.

Lamentations 3: 19-21 –  “I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I will remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope.”

What I wrote a year ago: “Even when it seems everything is going wrong, have hope. Wait on the Lord. The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him! How amazing is that?!

Looking back on that now: Wow! It’s crazy to see how I felt a year ago and how much I wanted and needed hope to get through. I would have to say throughout this last year I put all my hope in God. Every good and bad thing that happened, I had hope and it has brought me to where I am today. I know He has a plan for everything that hits us in a day. The good and the bad are made to build us stronger to get where He wants us to go in this world. To complete the mission we are set out to do!

 

Lamentations 3: 23-25 – “They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.’ The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him.”

What I wrote a year ago: ” 🙂 How amazing and encouraging!”

Looking back on that now: Wow! I was so excited then and I am even more now to read about how good the Lord is to those who wait, have hope and seek him. All three of those things are extremely hard to do in this society, but how encouraging and exciting is it to know that our Father in Heaven wants us so badly to wait for Him.

When you feel this life has no need for you or you don’t know your purpose, just know that God WANTS YOU!!! He wants your love. He wants you to wait. He wants your patience. He wants your hope. And most importantly, He wants you to seek Him! He wants your relationship!

Nothing in this world is better than the relationship between you and God.

I encourage you this morning to practice mindfulness and talk to God. Build that relationship with Him and watch how the plan He has created for you begins to unfold!

Questions for the day:

  • What are some of your favorite bible versus?
  • Have you ever looked back on how a verse made you feel a year ago and how it makes you feel now? If so, which verse was it?

 

 

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