My Pastor taught the most inspiring message this past weekend. It really spoke to me and I have been pondering it throughout my harried days this week.
He spoke about how we can see ourselves as failures. In the worlds eyes, we may be. . .we may not have lots of money, fame and fortune. However, in the eyes of God a successful person is the one who recognizes the place they are in as where God wants them and PERSEVERES in that place. Success = Perseverance. He also said that as we recognize and accept the places he puts us, we will come to see his FAVOR upon us. I have been looking around this week and seeing his favor upon my life and it has helped me to be thankful, grateful and a little more peaceful.
So here are just a few of my favorable and peaceful moments of today..
Our tomatoes ripening on the vine
Here’s a frog that the kids found.
They played with him for a long time and while in their care he swam, played in the sand, went down the slide,
was fought over,thrown across the yard (eeks!) and then freed to go tell his froggy friends a story they won’t believe.
Jaden learned to swing on the rope today
Missy Moo our little darlin’
Our big tree that shades our yard. I love this tree.
Me and Ev
â€œIt is not necessary to hope in order to understand, nor to succeed in order to persevere.â€