Thanks so much for the sweetness left here on my blog and fb. It was an encouragement to my soul yesterday. It sure was a bummer of a day! Waiting for my chickens to come back out of their hiding......was a little nervy!
My Daddy Mottled Rooster came back last night........precious gift. I was so happy! All my little Cochins except for my Daddy Black Cochin are Home........SWEET!!!! I have a list, to order some new chickens.........the family who's dog came to our farm are buying them for me. That is precious and blessed my heart big time.
I want to explain something. Yesterday when the dog came back I was angry..........but I didn't want it to rule me. There is a difference.......it is how I live it out that matters to me. When I was a little girl life was hard.......there was lots and lots of anger in our Home.....then Jesus Christ met me and I learned a new way to live. This morning when I opened my Bible this is what my precious Father gave me.
Therefore, prepare (make something ready for use or consideration) your minds for action; be self-controled (the ability to control oneself, in particular one's emotions and desires or the expression of them in one's behavior, esp. in difficult situations) , set your HOPE fully on the Grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as He who called you IS HOLY, so be Holy in all you do, for it is written "Be holy as I am HOLY". 1 Peter 1:13-16
You can't get much plainer than that! Is it always easy to walk......no and the precious thing is He understands that. I don't always do it the way that pleases my Heavenly Father........but I want to and He knows that. So I have already decided in my heart, that I will try to handle it when someones does something to hurt me, to not do the same to them. I don't want to own the anger........I want to continue to give grace and I do HAVE to call on the Lord to help me do that. Jesus took more loss then I would ever dare to and has given sooooooo much forgiveness, how can I do less? My sin is enough to keep me unsaved, but because of Him He has given me His Life for mine. Again, I hurt and I get angry, but where will it get me to let it rule me? I have been there and it is not a good place to be. My anger can touch every one and everything it gets close to. I HAVE to Run to Him and trust Him with the results and He will work out the details.
Last Friday our family went to a concert where Kari Jobe sang..........this song says what I want to live........easy no.......doable..........yes.......only when I stay in His Presence.
Trying to live a Grace giving life........
My sheep hear My voice, and I KNOW them, and they follow Me...
I sooooooo want to be a follower of HIM.
He has a call on my life.........He gave me this verse this last week when at work I had a lot of pressures and life had it hurts......
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
Oh one more thing......I did lose my Shelby who always sat and slept in the tree outside my kitchen window. Well now my little fancy tailed Banty Rooster sits in it and sings.....enjoying!