Today was a day of rest in the Lord with my boyfriend and my dog Tessa and I at the beach.
For Tessa things were not so restful, she barked at people passing by, the birds and squirrels. Basically anything that moved that was new to her. But she was enjoying herself as she jumped from me to my boyfriend for attention and love. Of which there was plenty to go around.
She lays now quite content on a pillow watching me write this blog. She is well worn out from the days activities.
My boyfriend and I had a more relaxing and refreshing time resting in the Lord. Ron very wisely suggested that we take turns stating things that we could praise God for. We praised Him for the beauty around us. For work and the faithfulness of God to always provide. We thanked Him for the fact that Tessa is still with us because by all accounts she should be dead because of many of my pills she got into, but God was merciful to me and her and kept her from dying. I thanked Him that he brought Ron back into my life and Ron did likewise about me. I thanked Him for my apartment, a gift from God. The gratitude just kept going and going and it felt so good to be praising the Father together.
Ron then suggested that we pray about anything that came to mind. First we were praying with our eyes closed and then Ron suggested to look out on the beauty of the ocean and not miss that as we were praying. We prayed for our families, for work, for individuals we care about that have needs and individuals we struggle with that their hurting would come to an end and they might find God. We were honest with God about where we stood with things and since God already knew it, I’m sure he honored it.
We ended the day watching the sunset. It was beautiful and a glorious way to end a day with ones you care about and the most important One to care about. It felt as though the day had been blessed by God.
We had started the day praying that it would be glorifying and honoring to God and that He would keep us. I must say looking back, resting in God as we did made the day become just what we had prayed for.
My prayer is that you find the time and person to share such a blessed day with.
Joy – A Woman After God’s Own Heart!