He really is. I come to this realization every single day through the most simple things throughout my day that I tend to make really complex.
San Francisco today was beautiful. It wasn’t until I stepped out for lunch and realized that my life is far from uncomfortable despite how I might make it seem and I am far from lacking compared to what my anxiety or insecurities tell me. My emotions do not indicate its in fact truth, there are just that. Emotional moments of temperamental feelings.
Simple things like a warm sunny day in a beautiful city was all that was needed to realize that in everything I do, Jesus is the ultimate everything. There really isn’t anything too far great for him to handle and there really isn’t anything too great that could take his place.
Jesus, thank you.
S E R I O U S L Y.
We live in a time and culture of rights. “It’s my right to ___.” Just fill in the blank. But we don’t have a right to be God’s child. We are given that right by God’s grace. This right came to us at great cost to God. Jesus’ came to earth, lived, died and was raised from the dead. We receive this grace through faith: God gives us new birth as we trust in Jesus as Lord and we are baptized and reborn through the power of the Holy Spirit (John 3:3-7; Titus 3:3-7). To be born of God, to be born from above, to be born “again” is the gift of adoption into God’s family and brings us all the rights of heirs in God’s house (Galatians 3:26-29; Galatians 4:1-7). So let’s not take this grace, this blessing, this adoption, this right for granted! We are God’s children right now (1 John 3:1-3). Let’s give thanks for this grace and live like we belong.
To all who received him, to those who believe in his name, he gave the right to become children of God — children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
Love how it says “children were not born of natural descent”…it just shows that we were chosen and with that there is comfort in knowing we have a purpose and are called to fulfill that purpose.
Don’t worry about making everyone agree with you, worry about being at peace with everyone.
The joy of a child…over pizza and snow (Parmesan cheese)
Annika was the best way to end a stressful day. She did let me know last night that I should have kids because then I could have someone to have fun with. I can’t handle the preciousness.
The Timeful app is essentially just a backdrop for the company’s algorithmic magic. Sure, it looks like a smart to-do list and calendar, but that’s the sleight of hand. Its real trick is trying to make people more mindful of their time and form better habits.
Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.
– 1 Peter 2:13-15
Legs, thanks for sending. Spot on and what I need.
Last minute business trips mean dodging stuffy fancy hotels and bunking with this little one in the burbs! Annika totally face timed me & I just about passed out. Her little cute personality and pizza talk with me after work today was the best dose of sanity and joy!
Giggly and Zachary’s pizza tomorrow! Back in the Bay Area in less than 72 hours! Geez.