I am pet sitting for a family with 5 bunnies (although they only left 2 behind-one is black and white and the other is tan and a lion head), 1 golden retriever, 2 cats (1 cali and 1 orange) and a turtle. I will put pictures up once I bring my camera over here=) It has been much fun... I miss being around animals. We ALWAYS had at least 1 cat throughout my life, so it is nice. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Sir Pepo, Sanidad, Toby, and Clair... but I like the other animals too.
So, my sewing machine bust about 3 weeks ago and with the move happening I just haven't gone to get it fixed. But it just so happens that I went to a home-school co-op meeting (I might teach a drama class) and a woman came to offer sewing lessons and mentioned her husband fixed machines. So I'm going to hopefully go tomorrow to see if he can fix my machine. Very nice couple!! What a divine appointment! Thanks Daddy! Hopefully I shall get to sew beside her some day=)
I spent a few hours organizing the new place today=) When that is finished I shall put pictures up for that too=)
The place I am house-sitting has a nice keyboard and I thoroughly enjoyed playing "All I Ask Of You" -(Andrew Lloyd Weber) this morning=) That is one of the most common songs that comes to my head after I ask the Lord what He would like to hear. It really is beautiful. Especially if you think about dialoging with Him=)
I had a revelation the other day while talking with a very sweet intercessor at my church. When the disciples asked Jesus how to pray Jesus answered, "Our Father which art in heaven (looking up), hallowed be thy name (praising and looking up- getting God's perspective), Thy kingdom come and Thy will be done (looking up - His perspective) on earth (look down to earth and our situations, situations in the world) as it is in heaven (looking back up)." So the model we were given is a lot of looking up, which is how we get God's perspective, then check out what's going on with us, our surroundings and the world, then look right back up and see what He is doing. Jesus told us that He did what He saw the Father doing. So this morning I asked I, What are you doing today?Immediately, an answer came to my mind... Cleaning and organizing. So that's part of what I did today, I was getting our house ready=)
So, it is ok and right to discuss the things going on that aren't good... but don't stay there, and don't start there. I think our prayer meetings would be different if we started with praise and ended meditating on what the Father is doing.
The kind young woman that lived where we just moved to had a quote on her wall "Ask not what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive... then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." - Howard Thurman
Interesting biography... Dr Howard Thurman
I found it so profound, I'm putting it here to remember. What makes me come alive? What makes you come alive?