For several weeks now these gorgeous morning glories have been greeting me first thing when I step outside. I just love them. Morning glories bloom in the morning and by midday they begin to wilt. Each day this process repeats with new blooms ready and waiting for the new day.
Flowers speak to me loud and clear. They speak how God works in our lives and in the world. He made it all, so of course His creation has a message. Creation speaks of His existence, His power, His love, and so much more. That’s why I enjoy sitting outside when I read my Bible. I feel a little closer to my Heavenly Father as I read His word.
This morning was a bit too hot though. It’s getting quite warm in Southeast Texas and I was dripping in sweat today. Not sure how much longer I will be able to sit outside in the mornings.
I’m just dropping in on you all to say good morning, or good afternoon, or good evening, depending on what time of day you read this. You are always on my mind and in my prayers. I haven’t written a post in several weeks. It was not intentional, it just happened. I gave myself a break. An unplanned break.
I have been blogging for over four years. I started this little blog after my book was released. At first, I was writing sporadically, then by my second year of blogging I decided to amp things up. I wrote a post once a week, and did so for almost three years. Rarely missing a week.
This may sound like no large task to you, but for me it was a big commitment that I stuck to. I have a family and plenty of responsibilities that require my full attention. I am a do, do, do type of person. It’s quite difficult for me to not be doing something all the time.
Lately though, I am looking around at how I am spending my time and energy, and wondering if I am making good use of both. Am I doing what the Lord wants me to do? I think it’s good to stop things every now and then to see if what you are doing is what you are supposed to be doing.
It’s very easy to get stuck in routines that may, or may not, be good. Some routines need to change or stop entirely. Some routines need to keep going. For me, it all depends on what God wants me to do. I believe I am supposed to keep writing.
I want to check in with you. How are you? Do you need prayer? Please leave your prayer request in the comments or drop me an email. You are not alone. Every person is going through some level of difficulty, and we need each other.
The Lord has fresh new mercy for you every morning. What an awesome God who loves us so much!
I pray your burdens are a little lighter today. Receive that mercy from the Lord and be encouraged that He is right there with you.
Love you all,
photo credit: Meghan E. White