April 03, 2007

Thoughts for today~

Thank you for all the lovely well wishes for Hubby's birthday. We had a great weekend spent with loved ones!

I am sitting here with another cup of coffee taking a break from today's routine to post another entry on the blog. Dinner is in the crock pot...Country style Pork Ribs with Mashed potatoes (brown rice for me) and stir Fry Veggies with some French Bread. The dryer in humming along nicely and the house is tidied up for the afternoon.

We have had some beautiful weather..perfect for spring cleaning. I have managed to clear out some clutter in the back yard and sow seeds and pot some plants too! The yard is so green with the white bush rose blooming already, while seeds are sprouting up through the earth reaching for their sunshine.

Dear Hubby surprised me yet again with another "Biscuit Barrel"! This one is just as pretty as the last one...creamy glass with painted violas! A favorite little ritual for me of an afternoon is to put the teakettle on...get out a pretty teacup and saucer....make a hot cup of tea and gather some delicacies from the "biscuit barrel" and sit out on the porch with a good read and relax...taking in the sights and sounds of the Springtime.

Last night while sitting downstairs by myself I was impressed upon by the Lord to turn off the TV and put on my favorite instrumental worship music..which I did. I sat on the sofa and hummed along softly, read the Word out loud, and worshipped the Lord. In doing this His presence filled the room.....I got up off the sofa and knelt on the floor and bowed down before Him in reverence. I could do nothing but weep....tears of repentance, tears of thankfulness and tears of joy. Such a sweet and tender time with the Lord Jesus! He is always knocking at the door of our hearts to come and fellowship with Him....spend time with Him..,for He is our Savior, Lord and also, our Friend. He knocks, and we must open the door to Him...for the Word of God says "to him who knocks, the door will be opened"....He always opens the door for us.....but we must do the same for Him....keep the door of our heart open and yielded to Him and His purpose. May God bless you richly today....as we open the door to the Lord and welcome Him in ALL things and in EVERY area of our lives.
Jesus said, "So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened." ~Luke 11:9-10 ~


Susan P. said...

Oh Mindy, this was such a beautiful and touching post. Thank you so much for sharing your heart and the love that you have for the Lord. You are sucha wonderful encouragement to others.

Beemoosie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, Mindy! Love your biscuit jar, that is just gorgeous!
Thank you also for sharing your love of Christ!

Kelli said...

Such a beautiful post, MIndy. It sounds like you had a wonderful time with the Lord this morning!

Maggie Ann said...

Mindy, I love this post...the beautiful truth of it! I'm so glad you shared it. We SO need to turn off the tv and turn to Jesus daily. btw, did you ever read the 'Elsie Dinsmore' series? Its about a little girl who lives for Jesus, no matter what the cost. I discovered this series as an adult, but am still inspired by Elsie. For some reason...smile...your post brought her loving devotion to our LORD to mind.

cityfarmer said...

We HAD lovely weather until today...the bottom dropped out and my toosties are cold again

Donna said...

Glad you had a wonderful celebration...and time with your Lord. Those times are so precious.

Kelley said...

Oh Mindy, it's been far too long and I wanted to come by and say hi and wish you a blessed Easter weekend!

Kelli said...

Mindy, I'm stopping by to wish you and your family a joyous Easter!