Have you ever gotten so caught up in the stuff of life that you miss the bliss?
That was me recently…
Finances, snow storms, dental issues, sorrow, you name it – I complained about it.
I ended my journaling time with, God, what do you want from me today?
Next? I opened my devotional.
God will answer questions. I also think He has a delightful sense of humor.
This is basically what my devotional said.
Stop complaining. “I am the author of your circumstances.”
Well, what would you do?
I stopped complaining. But I’m human, and that didn’t last long.
Fast forward a few days later. From my perspective, nothing was going the way it should. Even my sewing projects felt more like chores than joyful creations. I was ready to give up!
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It was one of those “Calgon take me away” moments.
I remembered my devotional from earlier this week, so my new mantra was this:
“God, since you are the author of my circumstances, can I have a rewrite? Could we end this chapter or turn the page?”
I sounded like a broken record…change the page…author me a new chapter…grumble, grumble. Can you picture it?
And then something remarkable happened….
No, God did not suddenly transport me into a bubble bath that lifted my spirits. There wasn’t a sudden boatload of cash for the root canal, either.
He also didn’t scold me or turn His back on me.
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What God did was speak to my heart.
The sunshine soaked into my face as we drove into town on an errand. The day warm, the moment unfettered. I felt God asking, do you really want to turn the page? Is this day so horrible?
I was face to face with the full measure of God’s blessing in my life. Life, in that moment, was simply perfect.
(It was one of those “wow” moments in life.)
Being wrapped in what was and might be can cause us to miss the bliss.
Life – abundant life is in the moment.
We only need to open our eyes to it.
Until next time, enjoy your day and the journey
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Del, thanks for the reminder about this. I have been grumpy about a customer who ordered and paid for two custom quilts without checking to see my schedule availability. I was working on a Mario Brothers twin sized quilt and decided to do 30 pineapple blocks around the center panel. The paid off customer has been checking every week on my progress. I told her I was working on the hand binding for the quilt already in progress, and she said she knows how much time that takes. Then she offered to do the binding on her quilts to speed up the process. She said she has done hundreds of bindings. So that was the bliss!!! God always provides for us if we seek his help!
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