Today has been a productive day. For starters, I love productive days. I love when I know I need to get things done and I check them off my list one by one. There is something rewarding. That feeling that you get where the only thing you have to do, is sit back and enjoy a book. I love those days. The cat has been content with being lazy, so I haven’t needed to chase her out of things she doesn’t need to be in. It has been a good day.
Yesterday, Colin and I went for a walk at the park. The weather was beautiful. After such a long winter it is nice to look out the window and actually see flowers! Welcome Spring! You have been missed. We have been planning and preparing for our friends Dan and Jen to come over from England in September. It feels so far away! I was going through last years vacation photos, and can not wait to take some with our good friends!
So I have been loving 94 Fish FM lately. I love the different genres on one station. It helps to have some good Christian music playing while I am blogging and cleaning. I have been loving Jefferson Bethke’s book Jesus > Religion. I will give my full review once I have finished it. from what I have read, I love how he has kept his book centered around Jesus. I have also appreciated his honesty. When I open up a book about my Savior, I want to leave feeling challenged and that I have learned something. So far this read has proven to be just that. If you want to check him out check out his website here.
I will also have announcement coming up. I am excited to share this with you. I can’t share just yet, but I do have a blog post in the works for this announcement so stay tuned! 🙂
I know that I mentioned the Ruth study I have been doing. I have really been looking at the story of Ruth. In my studies, I was reading Ruth 1:16 a few weeks ago, and I recently reread it.
Ruth 1:16 (NIV)
But Ruth replied, ” Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go, I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.
You hear this verse in weddings, but I love how Kelly Minter described these verse in her Bible study in her living room series on the book of Ruth.
” We memorialize her words in the context of a loving friendships and brides and grooms who are so zealously in love that the rest of us have to go drown ourselves in cake. But the truth is that this famous speech was uttered amidst loss and hardship and in the face of much bitterness.” – Kelly Minter
I never thought about this verse in that light before. I mean here was Ruth, making a life changing choice. She was leaving everything behind, and going to a whole new land. She just gave her future over to God. Can you imagine what our walks would be like if we just surrendered our lives over to God and allowed Him to lead us? God longs for us to give everything over to Him, and to be willing to go where He wants us to, and stay in the seasons he has us in and not demand for Him to do our will but His. Fellow believers are our people, therefore we should not gossip or be offensive towards our people. And always remember that the God of the entire universe, is your God.
I hope you all have a wonderful evening!