Thankful _ February19 _ February25

What a week! So much to be thankful for! He’s a good good Father!

2•19
2254. 24 Jesus replied, “Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God? (‭Mark‬ ‭12‬:‭24‬ NIV) O Lord, I want to know you completely. I do not want to be in error because I do not know your Word or your power. Thank you for your Word that I may know you. I love you and all of your sameness.
2255. I thought I would serve the Lord in Africa for years but, he had another plan. Plan B. Plan Better. Because his plans are always better.
2256. Peaceful rainy day Sunday walk thanks to everyone else’s plan B of staying indoors and lunch with Phil.

2•20
2257. “We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, LORD, even as we put our hope in you.” Psalm‬ ‭33:20-22‬ ‭NIV‬‬
2258. Getting to text with Galen in the wee hours of the morning.
2259. Orientation at another new surgery center.

2•21
2260. 3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭3‬:‭3-4‬ NIV) yes Lord. Let love and faithfulness never leave me. Amen.
2261. The Gospel of John left for the owner of the white jeep 🚙 that the Word would not fall to the ground.
2262. A full 8 hour shift for the first time in ages.

2•22
2263. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (‭John‬ ‭14‬:‭27‬ NIV)
2264. 2 really good job interviews.
2265. Even though I don’t know how the current job will turn out, I’m thankful to have any work I can get.

2•23
2266. “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:18-20‬ ‭ oh Lord! Please open the eyes of my heart that I would truly know the power of your spirit living in me. I love you so much Jesus!
2267. Hired!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 Full time!!! Benefits!!! $6/hr pay increase!!!
2268. Robert had A misconception, a misunderstanding of God’s design for marriage and I was able to set that straight for him.

2•24
2269. 12 What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. 14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. 15 The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, 16 for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ. (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2‬:‭12-16‬ NIV) thank you God for helping me to understand this passage of scripture. I never understood it before. Thank you!
2270. Prayer walking at 0 dark 30, studying the Word, texting with Galen.
2271. Meeting an Air Force guy from Lancaster Pa who wants to be stationed at Dover AFB and has the same job as Galen’s dad had. Amazing small world 🌎

2•25
2272. Camping in Bulldog Canyon with Robert. Peace and quiet.
2273. Helping an older couple after they’re ATVs broke down by giving them a ride back to their vehicles.
2274. Right place. Right time. Always.

FiveMinuteFriday _ Slow


GO

I am fast. I move from thing to thing, place to place, job to job, adventure to adventure. When I’m reaching the end of one thing, I’m dreaming of the next thing. It’s how I roll. But it’s not necessarily good. Life should be savored. Each and every thing. And that requires slow

The Lord is slow. Slow to anger. Slow to judge. But his slow is good. He’s patiently waiting so all of us down here have the chance to choose him. 

Because his slow is good and I belong to him now, he’s used his slow to keep me from making those mistakes I make when I move too fast. Like taking the wrong job just because it would be easier than waiting for the right job. Slowing me down with a broken ankle led to a job that is the best one for me. The kind of job that takes me to lots of places around my county while letting me stay in one place. Fulfilling my need to move and be still. A win win. 

I’m so thankful for the Lord’s slow because He’s teaching me that faith is slow. And He’s teaching me to savor his goodness. 

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Happy FiveMinuteFriday!

Thankful _ February12 _ February18

So many good things this week. Released by my surgeon. New job opportunities. A chance to scout out a camping ⛺️ location. I am thankful!

2•12
2233. 13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (‭Romans‬ ‭15‬:‭13‬ NIV) yes and amen!
2234. Doing church and coffee with Hannah and discussing the challenging year we had.
2235. Anticipating a weekend camping ⛺️ trip with Rita.

2•13
2236. 25 Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all the Gentiles might come to the obedience that comes from faith— 27 to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen. (‭Romans‬ ‭16‬:‭25-27‬ NIV)
2237. Even though my schedule is totally unpredictable, I will praise the Lord.
2238. 6 miles all at one time.

2•14
2239. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.” (‭Luke‬ ‭1‬:‭37‬ NIV) O Lord! Thank you for this word!
2240. I feel the love of God in the strong embraces and hugs of my friends and colleagues and family.
2241. I feel the love of God in the way he speaks to me in my joy and my pain and my sorrow and my distress. He speaks to me through his Word and through my salvation and in the wilderness.

2•15
2242. 2 Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.” (‭Isaiah‬ ‭12‬:‭2‬ NIV) O Lord. Surely you are my salvation. I will trust and not be afraid. You are my strength and defense and my salvation. Amen.
2243. Losing a job opportunity because of breaking my ankle led me to find a better job in sticking it out with this company.
2244. My new manager doesn’t think I’m a pain in the neck even though I bug her all the time. 🙄

2•16
2245. 23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. 24 Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭4‬:‭23-24‬ NIV) yes and amen.
2246. Successful positive phone interview.
2247. Officially finished with the orthopedic surgeon!

2•17
2248. 30 Do not accuse anyone for no reason— when they have done you no harm. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭3‬:‭30‬ NIV) and Lord, I confess that I am guilty of accusing people for no reason when they have done me no harm. Forgive me Lord. Don’t turn away from me. Help me change! I’m clinging to you. I’m desperate to be more like you! I love you Jesus!
2249. I got to work today at a new surgery center and fill in to help them out.
2250. Another interview is lined up.

2•18
2251. 27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭3‬:‭27‬ NIV)
2252. Finally learned why my tax return is delayed.
2253. The damage from running over a rock in the wilderness was minor and easily repaired!