I went to a memorial service yesterday....to be totally honest, I of course wasn't a huge fan of them before, who is?....But since my mom and grandmother passed, I absolutely loathe them. But I went, partly because I wanted to honor and celebrate the life of a Godly, wonderful woman, and also because each time I go to a funeral it's like a huge slap to my face that I am here for a short time and for ONE purpose....NOTHING else, and I mean NOTHING else, matters.
It was another great reminder of me to refocus where I'm going with my life....what I need to cut out, and how much more of God I need in my everyday life. This is not our home....as it says in the Bible, our citizenship is in Heaven.
Reminds me of a quote I saw on someone's FB page awhile back....it said something like this, The sooner we die, the sooner we can get on with it. I think about that quote a lot. Very true.....now I just need to live like it's true.
What things in your life do you need to cut out because they just don't matter? Are you living life with no regrets, enjoying what God has given you, taking every chance to serve Him and others, and ignoring those things that just don't matter?.......
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Not sure what to call this post....it's been kind of a challenging couple of months for me. For some reason, I've just been in an emotional funk (yes, that's a professional term/diagnosis) You know when you go through those times of just feeling blah and the most frustrating part is you don't know why....family is healthy, job is good, friends are a blessing. So what's the problem? I think that there isn't always rhyme or reason to why we feel the way we do and it has reminded me even more to trust God and NOT my emotions and my feelings each day. I've spent a lot of this morning reflecting over the past few months and thinking about how God has continued to bless me, love on me, and show Himself to me.....here are just a few shots of how He continues to give and give into my life and even though my emotions sometimes aren't on the same page, my desire is to want to give and give more to Him and for His Name. He is good and He IS to be trusted, in the ups and downs.