Today's miscellany monday is a post of random things to brag on God a little. I had a day of revelation/encouragement/eye-opening yesterday and I just have to share. Yesterday morning I woke up feeling down...I have been sick for far too long and because of that my house it out of control (and when my house it out of control I makes me really flustered). In addition, my craft fair was a complete bust (I sold 4 cards) so I was a little bummed.
But, I then went to God and explained my mood and how I just needed to feel Him. With my sickness and preparing for the craft fair I had not been in His Word and I was feeling disconnected. Well, did He ever hear my cry and respond immediately...more than I could have ever imagine. What's so great is that He blessed me with a bunch of little random things that all added up to a fantabulous day :) A lot of the little things have to deal with friends too because He knows how much I value friendships...He's amazing!
~ I got a free coffee drink from Panera.
~ The sermon at church was AMAZING. It was a guest pastor of a new church plant and his sermon covered the book of Hebrews. His focus was on suffering and how God uses discipline to train us...to teach us. We should not see hard times at punishment, but as a way to grow in Him. If you want to listen to it (which I highly recommend) go here and click on the sermon "Real Life is Messy."
~ I talked to a friend who had been on my heart and found out she's just fine.
~ Another friend that I don't get to see too often stopped by the church office where I was volunteering and gave me some encouragement about my Coca Cola fast.
~ I don't know if I've mentioned this, but we are having a neighborhood Easter egg hunt. This is something that my church is putting on...asking families to host hunts in their neighborhood to share the story of Easter. I prayed a lot about whether or not to participate (I think for fear of rejection), but in the end God put on my heart to go for it. Well, yesterday I was having doubts again...mainly about the expense of buying all of the candy and other supplies, but I read in the bulletin that the eggs and candy are provided!
~ This week members of our church will be walking the neighbor where my church is located and passing out a pamphlet about The Good News. I received one yesterday and it's amazing and filled with useful information...a great reminder of His love and sacrifice for us.
~ I was able to hug a friend who is going through a tough time and in return got a genuinely sweet hug from her son.
~ A couple visited our Small Group and they really added to our discussion.
~ I went to buy a new book in our church's bookstore (Crazy Love) and a friend of mine works in the store and told me instead she'd just give me her book (she didn't care for it)...score, free book!
~ I got to see a friend I haven't seen in over a year (to give her Girl Scout cookies) and we had nice chat to catch up.
~ Another friend invited me over to her house one Friday to hang out and make bread (and I'd get to hold her newborn baby!).
~ I cleaned and organized Jamison's entire room. Three bags of trash and three boxes of books for donation later it's like a new room :)
Did I tell you it was a great day...it was and I am just filled with joy today :)
Thank you GOD!