Sunday, November 04, 2007

Blog Your Blessings #4

No matter how I try, how I plan ahead and have my blessing post ready to just copy and paste, something keeps happening with blogger. I tried for three hours after midnight to get my photos on my writing for today but it would not upload. . . trying again this morning since we have an extra hour with daylight savings time FALL BACK.

I love to walk and explore parts of my city and also of those I travel to. Sometimes, it is a long all day walk and at other times, just a quick, short one. Case in point. . . recently, I felt like having a bit of ice cream and Dairy Queen is just three blocks from where I live now so I went there to enjoy a carmel sundae. After picking it up from the window, I started walking in the direction of my apartment but soon did a 180 and walked the opposite direction.

I had never walked in this part of my town even though I moved here in 1985. Probably, I never did it because it is just a couple blocks before one reaches the I-5 freeway and it's not much of a walk if that is what one is looking for.

I am glad I did because I not only was treated with a view of the sunset through the trees from atop a hill

but I saw this beautiful "resting" place among the flowers still blooming. I just knew the photo I took would fit the theme of my Blog your Blessing this week.

There's more painting to do at church but I decided to do some more work towards getting MY apartment a bit more settled after my recent move. I also made a decision to do it slowly with plenty of rest breaks becuase there was no deadline for me to accomplish this. . . I will do what I can, when I can because it is for me and doesn't depend on anyone else using my space. Of course Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner and I might have some company then . . . Even God rested on the 7th day of creation. (Genesis 2:2)

Jesus promised to give us peace which comes from "resting in the Lord." He said: "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14;27) I can rely on his promise and when I am overwhelmed by life, I don't have to try and fix everything myself. I can allow Him to take the yoke off my shoulders.

By openly admitting that I need to be dependent on God, not independent, I might lower my stature in the eyes of the world, but I put myself in a position to be all that God has called me to be in this life and I can eagerly await eternal rest in heaven one day. I think I will ask God for a bench like the above when I get there, including the flowers nearby. What a blessing rest is!


Sandy Carlson said...

Beautiful post! I too like to walk. My husband and I used to live around the corner and up the hill from a Carvel, and that used to be a regular stop for us on a Friday night walk. Now I walk on my own (dad stays home with our daughter when I walk), and the time is for me a walking meditation.

Thanks for this beautiful and thoughtful post.

CyberCelt said...

Beautiful pictures! Wonderful blessing. Do not be afraid to depend on the Lord, he is the one that will not let you down.

I have been having a hard time with Blogger lately. I am going to move my blogs because I am boycotting Google, but it is a good thing.

Have a great week.

MsDemmie said...

Sorry you are still having blogger problems. I would suggest wordpress as a good alternative. ( not good if you need to monetize them though).

I took a stroll when I was out yesterday and also found some wonderful hidden spots and quiet reflection time.

I think I may have to try and find one of those benches for my garden - look soo peaceful.

Blue Panther said...

Beautiful post with beautiful pictures.

Rest is such a great blessing especially after a good day's work.

Marilyn said...

Great post... I should go for more walks before the weather gets too much colder. :)

Love Bears All Things said...

Is that a Peony? A beautiful Blessing post.
Mama Bear

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

A perfect and "restful" post!