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Monday, January 12, 2015

Forever Grateful

See, I told ya'll I'm getting back into my link-up groove. It's been awhile since I've joined in with my gal, Em, on her Grateful Heart Monday's and I can honestly say... I need this in my life! It's so easy to get down and out sometimes in life's daily doings.
 
.... I've just vacuumed this room for the nth time this week....
 
.... The dog is half-housetrained and finding his hidden gifts are not fun....
 
.... There aren't enough hours in the day to work out....
 
.... I keep failing at being in the Word daily....
 
.... If my husband leaves one more dirty, crunchy sock on the floor, I swear....
 
.... We so desperately need a place of our own....
 
See what I mean? My biggest stressor at the moment is the last worry on that list above. I cannot express enough how desperate I am to have a home to decorate. A dirty kitchen all to my own. Our laundry room piling up with clothes. A backyard that fences in our dogs and my little vegetable garden. This yearning is so deep in my core that the burden is almost too much to bear.
 
But then I'm reminded of the beautiful moments in the wants. God so gently reminds me that although I don't have a home to decorate, I have a roof over my head. Although I don't have a kitchen to dirty up, I have food on the table every day. Even though our laundry is piling up in a small corner of our room, I have clothes to wear daily. And finally, I share a beautiful yard with my family and am able to help them manage their land.
 
Sometimes we need to take a quick second to remember all that is beautiful in this life. Regardless of what I want right now, God knows what is best for me and Hunter. We have to rest in the fact that He is all-knowing, all-loving, and all-powerful.
 
Today I am so grateful for where God has us in this life. Even though I may be desiring something slightly different, He knows what is best.
 

Ember Grey: Grateful Heart

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5 comments:

  1. I so agree. I can make a list two miles long about my stressors. Thankfully think link up guides us in the right direction and we can start our weeks off properly. I hope you have a fantastic Friday!!

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  2. Amen!! Beautiful way of looking at the world around you :) New follower!! Woo!

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  3. this is so beautiful! love your blog! xoxo

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  4. He does know what's best - even if we think we know better!
    I too could list a million things that are stressing me out...in fact, I think I did (oops) - but still I have to remember that God has it all under control. It's just the giving everything over bit that's so hard!! Have a wonderful week, Kelly!!

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  5. Well I am breathing deeper after reading this, thank you! Such a good reminder. "Sometimes we need to take a quick second to remember all that is beautiful in this life.".... regardless of the crunchy, dirty socks. I laughed out loud when I read that. YES, girl. I hear you, only over here it's whiskers in the sink. Whew! I tell you, when we moved and were given double sinks?! Saved our marriage. (kidding.) (kind of.) Anyway, this is such a great post, thanks for sharing your heart. I'll be praying for some peace and rest for you this week!

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