Today has been one of those days where I have just felt so blessed. I know that EVERY day I am blessed, but some days, don't you just feel it more than others?
Bible study today was awesome! One of the other leaders graciously shared with me her guide that she uses for her class and I think I'm going to continue that trend. We didn't get through everything (what's new), but it was focused, I felt, and very good. I love, love, love the ladies that are at my table. I have mad love for them. We missed a couple girls today and I hate it when we're all not there, but hopefully we can meet all together next week. Today in the video we watched of Beth Moore, that chick was FIRED UP!! I just love it! I mean, the last couple weeks, I have just wanted to jump up and yell "HALLELUJAH!!" a couple of times during the program. Of course, we are among a bunch of Baptist women and I might get a few crazy looks - but really, who cares?! It might free one or two of them up to do the same thing! :)
While we're on the topic of jumping up and yelling "HALLELUJAH!!", I literally did that in my kitchen today when I received an oh-so-special email!! One that I'd been waiting to see for weeks! I can't wait until I can share more about it, but oh my GOSH!!! If you could have seen me when I read that email, you would have died laughing at me! I'm totally not kidding when I say I was jumping up and down in my kitchen and screaming "Thank you JESUS!!!" I'm really surprised I didn't wake Porter from his nap, I was yelling that loud! ***UPDATE - THIS JUST IN!! It's not on the DL anymore!! Go HERE to ready about why I'm so excited! I'll let their post speak for itself...
That email made me think of a song that the choir did Sunday called, "When I Think About The Lord" and I couldn't get that out of my mind, so I got online and listened to it and had a bit of church by myself at my desk. The chorus of it says:
"It makes me wanna shout!
Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus!
Lord, you're worthy of all the glory,
and all the honor, and all the praise."
Oh my granny, did I ever have church. There is just something about songs like that sung by a choir that just take me to the presence of God in a hurry. Can you even imagine what heaven will be like?! There are times when I sing that my eyes are closed, I'm thinking about the words to that song, making them my own, and I seriously think if I opened my eyes I would see Jesus sitting right there with me. Today was like that. I'm listening to it again as I write this and I'm about to have church again right NOW!!! Woohoo!!
Then I got a sweet email from my husband. The Lord is doing an amazing work in his life and I just love watching it! Things that you get a word from God about may not happen right when you get that word, but to see God work in the mean time and to see HIS perfect timing is just so sweet.
And then I got an email that I get to sing on the praise team again this Sunday. To say that I love doing that is such an understatement that it just doesn't even come close to doing it justice. I know that I'm nowhere near as talented as some of the other ladies that sing in our choir, but then I realize it's not about me. It's not about my talent (or lack of talent). It's about my obedience to praise. And by being obedient, God let's me get a little blessing out of it by doing something that I looooove! And to the powers that be, I say it again, thank you for allowing me that blessing in my week!!
I've also been texting my friend April about some decor for my bedroom. I just wish I had all the money in the world to let her "go to town" on my room (my whole house for that matter) and decorate it exactly how she would do her house because I love her taste. But sadly, we don't have a money tree, so I'm limited. But she was telling me about some cute things that she found at Hobby Lobby today that would look good in my room. I don't think I can adequately convey how much that just blesses me to death when someone helps me decorate or cleans my house. I mean, it's beyond joy. Warm fuzzies to the uttermost. Last year, I had some friends that I bartered with to come in and do a little 'redesign' in my house. They didn't buy anything new, really, but just sort of arranged my own stuff for me. I knew they were at my house one day while I was away and I was a giddy little fool all day because I was so excited someone else was doing something like that for me! I couldn't wait to get home to see what they'd done! A couple years ago, Mike asked what I wanted for Mother's Day and I said I wanted to hire someone to clean my house. I did and a lady came in while I was at work one day and cleaned my house. Oh. My. Gosh. That was one of the best days of my life! It's not that I can't clean my own house or that I even have a messy house, because it's usually pretty clean. But the fact that someone else was coming in to do something that is SOOOO in my love language just almost was more than I could take - I was so blessed. GIDDY! There have been a couple times we've had girls come in to babysit for us and when I've gotten home, I've seen the dishes have been washed and put in the dish drainer. I'm almost getting verklempt just thinking of it! I mean, am I even coming close to getting my point across of how much that sort of stuff is just so special to me?! So when April was telling me that while she was out doing HER stuff, she was thinking of MY stuff and what would look good for my room....oh bestill my heart! It just makes me happy.
So, over all, it has been such a good day of God's blessings.... one right after the other. I don't know how in the world a wretch like me can deserve His goodness, but I say "Keep the blessings comin', Lord Jesus. Keep 'em comin'!"