Hope you all had a good weekend!
I’m away from home…well, I guess I’m at my “second home.” ❤️
Since our kids were small, we have taken a family trip each year out west to ski. Utah, was our destination.
Now that my oldest daughter lives in Denver, we decided to change that. We recently found a townhouse in Winter Park, about 90 minutes from her home in the city. It is a quaint little ski town, inviting both in the winter and summer…close to lakes, hiking, fishing, biking, and “rock throwing” 😜
It is a new chapter in our lives. As our family has grown and will continue to grow, God willing, we hope to spend many more years here with our kids and their kids.
As you can imagine, being in the mountains draws my heart to the Lord. His majesty cannot be denied. It is a peaceful place full of wonder. Outside our door, runs a stream that comes from those mountains. It’s music is worship to me.
In the creek bed, there is a rock beach that the kids love to play, throwing rocks into the the water. I have a thing for rocks. I collect them wherever we go, name them, journal on them, and keep them to remember good times.
My first Winter Park rock:) A Memorial to the place God has met with me
In our study of John, we have been given a “grace day” today.
A day for catching up if we are behind… a day to reflect, to sit and dwell on what God has revealed to our hearts. A day to worship.
This scripture was restated:
“I will also sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. I will cleanse you from all your impurities and all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. I will place My Spirit within you and cause you to follow My statutes and carefully observe My ordinances.” Ezekiel 36:25-27
I am especially drawn to the last few words…”I will place My Spirit within you and cause you to follow My statutes” (law made by a sovereign God)
I don’t have to live with stones. As I invite Christ into my heart the rocks are removed… the Spirit lives in their place. I cling to the truth that it is the Spirit who will enable me to follow the Lord. Even faith, comes from Him. It isn’t something I have to muster up myself. The Lord provides everything we need, even the faith and the strength to obey. What a good Father we have. Knowing exactly what we need, He has provided for us in the midst of our sin
Our responsibility is simply to open the door of our “machine” so that the living water (Christ) can clean us up and remove our rocky, dirty, heart.
Below is my doodle reflection
I’ll see you tomorrow for day 7!