For Today - May 3rd
I am thinking......of my reading in Matthew Henry about the pillar of cloud and fire, and how thankful I am the the Lord guides us......"We are not now to expect such sensible tokens of the divine presence and guidance as this was, but the promise is sure to all God's spiritual Israel that he will guide them by his counsel (Ps. lxxiii. 24), even unto death (Ps. xlviii. 14), that all the children of God shall be led by the Spirit of God (Rom. viii. 14), that he will direct the paths of those who in all their ways acknowledge him, Prov. iii. 6. There is a particular providence conversant about all their affairs, to direct and overrule them for the best. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, Ps. xxxvii. 23. (2.) The particular regard we ought to have to God in all our ways. In our affections and actions we must follow the direction of his word and Spirit; all the motions of our souls must be guided by the divine will; at the commandment of the Lord our hearts should always move and rest; in all our affairs we must follow Providence, reconciling ourselves to all its disposals, and bringing our mind to our condition, whatever it is.
I am thankful for....my family and church family, I feel so blessed to know and be with all of them.
I am wearing.....a pink shirt and denim skirt.
Remembering......short term....last night and the chocolate cookies:-), long term....a year ago this week Joshua and I moved into his house.
Listening to.......the sound of the washer and dryer.
I am going...to be so busy this week!
I am currently reading.....my Bible, Matthew Henry's commentary on Numbers, A Lifting Up For The Downcast by William Bridge, and Experiencing God's Presence by Matthew Henry.
I am hoping....for grace and strength.
On my mind......my trip to Virginia next week - I'm excited:-)
Pondering these words....
From the kitchen.....coffee, then bagels and yogurt for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, and what I'm making for dinner I don't know yet.
Around the house...sleeping people.
One of my favorite things~ "inside jokes" between friends and family:-)
A few plans for the rest of the week....this week is going to be so busy! To start with I have a million things to do before going away for a week, packing, cooking ahead, whatever either of my two households need me to do before I go.....Lord willing I'll do my normal schedule at the Es, church and a meeting Wed night, shopping and giving my house a good cleaning on Thur, out of town family starts "descending" on us Fri, rehearsal dinner Fri, Sat is Seth and Tara's wedding(!), then that evening visiting with Caleb and Adri who are staying for the weekend.
From my picture journal~ I love this picture of all of us praying at Caleb and Adri's wedding.
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