I was amazed at the amount of work I had done by 10:00 AM! Around 11, I went out to blow the leaves in my yard....I finished about 2:30----YES---seriously. Now, anyone who lives in NC knows that this isn't unusual----there are LOTS of leaves on the ground right now, but still---2:30???. OK---now to the story....and the "THANKS" part.
SOOOO, today, I'm thankful for a lesson learned, for God's amazing grace in my life---that allows me to do things my way and then gently rebukes me. I am reminded of the verse in Romans,
Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?
YEARS ago---I mean, REALLY long ago---college years, there was a song out with this scripture in it and it has stuck with me all this time. It has come to me in the midst of my sinfulness to remind me not only that the Lord longs for me to repent and loves me through my sin, but ALSO reminds me that I should offer the same kindness to those around me. So, with the holidays coming up many of us have an opportunity to "show kindness"---don't just barrel through things and "do things" so they are DONE---when perhaps it would be best to leave it undone, or do it differently.....I'm so grateful, I don't get what I deserve from this loving and KIND Father of mine.
Don't use the little rake----seek, search, the help is right in front of you---and it may make your life a lot easier!
...and now you know why I called this blog "nelson ramblings"..... thanks for stopping by!