The past 72 hours have been a whirlwind in which the Holy Spirit gently kept spinning and spinning and spinning! I want to thank all of you who lifted up our Women's Retreat on Saturday. Y'all, God was everywhere!!!!Praise Him! And let me tell you, He loves to have a good time just like His children! The weather was perfect, the food was delicious, the location was beautiful, and the WORD was awesome! Here are a couple of pictures...how would you like to have your Quiet Time here everyday?My precious friend, Lori, led the worship in song! I could just listen to her sing all day long! And she does a great Mandisa!!! (BTW, Do you see those scrumptious croissants on the table? That was snack number 1!)Another friend took some great pics that she emailed me this morning, but I haven't had time to add them to my collection!! I'll share more later!
Coming off of retreats and other "mountain top" experiences can leave you a little wiped out. I had planned on a nice little nap Sunday after church....didn't happen! Long story short, we --Hubby and I --wound up cooking supper for the youth last night. And what did we feed those middle and senior high kids? Breakfast! Have you ever fixed 8 dozen eggs and pounds of grits and a dozen packages of bacon...all at once? It was quite an experience let me tell you!
This morning, I planned on getting my run in for the day...not a long one, but at a strong pace. The weather here has done a 360 since last Monday--snow, ice, no electricity! I started with the temps at 65. (An hour later, it's 74!). My little body was in shock!!! I felt dehydrated and out of sorts! My body is not acclimated to the warmer temps yet!
Do we get so used to being in our comfort zone that when changes occur, our body, soul and mind go bananas? We struggle with things that we don't have on our agendas. It wasn't in our plan for the day. Not on my checklist. This scripture from my devotional this morning really jumped out at me. It's Matthew 6:33"...seek first his--not Susan's--kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."
We need to realize that becoming acclimated to God's plans, timing, and outcomes is simply trusting Him completely. We have to let go and let God!
I'll be back on Wednesday for my Decorating Dilemma! Y'all gave some of the cutest ideas for me last week. I haven't had a minute to decorate though! If it's God's will, I'll get some errands run today! Maybe some fun fabric, ribbon, etc.!! I just love to make stuff--just not cook!