Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Work



Here is a picture of the place that I am now officially working at! Thank you Lord for your mercies are new every morning! I enjoy my work for the most part, although I am tired and sometimes cranky by the end of the day. I went out for lunch with my coworkers today to a place called "Max and Irma's" and had a chicken strawberry avocado wrap. It was good! I am going digging in the garden with my mom this evening, and perhaps my dad. It is very therapeutic putting your hands in dirt and pulling up weeds, and making things look nice. I had a gift certificate to a greenhouse, and on Sunday my mom and I got a brilliant red peony. I am listening to Jason Upton and realising how much God wants to be close to me. I want to be close to him too, but I allow other things to distract me. Sometimes I feel so frustrated with myself because I allow shallow, meaningless things take precedence in my life over what I know is truly important. I'm so glad that God isn't distracted from showing his love to me.

You're here and I'm never alone
And though I can not see you
and I can't explain why
Such a deep deep reasurance,
you've placed in my life

We cannot separate
because you're part of me
and though you're invisible
I'll trust the unseen

I cry out with no reply
And I can't feel you by my side,
So I hold tight to what I know
You're here and I'm never alone

Never Alone by Jason Upton

2 comments:

niger.feles said...

Hello there,

it is good to see you thinking and living. :) I ma realizing that God is much more loving than I have ever known before. Like, for example, what is the first emotion that God feel to you when he looks at you? Do you suppose that it is an awareness of how much you do not match up to what he has required? That is what I have thought, but now I am learning that the first and foremost thing on his mind is his love for us.

"Sometimes I feel so frustrated with myself because I allow shallow, meaningless things take precedence in my life over what I know is truly important."

In times like these it is good to know that God first feels love and he is much less hard on us than we are on ourselves. Or maybe it is just that when he wants us to change he gives us a hand. When we want to change we can't.

niger.feles said...

Hello there,

it is good to see you thinking and living. :) I ma realizing that God is much more loving than I have ever known before. Like, for example, what is the first emotion that God feel to you when he looks at you? Do you suppose that it is an awareness of how much you do not match up to what he has required? That is what I have thought, but now I am learning that the first and foremost thing on his mind is his love for us.

"Sometimes I feel so frustrated with myself because I allow shallow, meaningless things take precedence in my life over what I know is truly important."

In times like these it is good to know that God first feels love and he is much less hard on us than we are on ourselves. Or maybe it is just that when he wants us to change he gives us a hand. When we want to change we can't.