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Our Perfect God

It is sooooo hot here! We were about to melt the other day as we were out in the 5:00 pm heat of the day. I sat at a red light watching the heat blaze and thinking,"I can't wait till the Fall comes." I remember running errands with the girls in January when we had a temperature of Zero. I remember thinking at the time, " I can't wait till the Spring gets here." Do you do the same thing? Seems I am always wanting the next thing. "I can't wait for the girls to get a little older." I can't wait till Emily goes to Kindergarten." "I can't wait for the weekend." You get the picture.
The Lord told me the other day in the HOT HOT car, "Be happy today!" No, I did not hear that in an audible voice, but He spoke that to my spirit. God makes all things perfect. The seasons we have are just at the right time and for the right amount of time...seasons of the weather and seasons of our lives.
I thought about this verse. Ecclesiastes 3:1 "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven."
This is also a good one: Deuteronomy 32:4 "He is the Rock, His works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is He."

My girls wear princess dresses most everyday. The dresses are looking a bit rough. Notice how Sarah Kate's dress is unraveling at the bottom. I guess she was wanting to do the same thing to her sister's dress. These scissors are safe as can be. They are just pretend. I keep real scissors in high cabinets.


michelle ellis said…
I often find myself doing the same thing. My coworker said, "You are going to wish your life away waiting for your weekends". I've tried to look at things a little differently since then. Your girls are just too cute!
Lauren said…
Thank you so much for this Laurie and the reminder to enjoy ALL seasons!!!
Kelly said…
Oh I agree with this!!!!!
I was just thinking the same thing about the seasons. Then I think that I want time to stand still so the boys never grow up. Just a reminder that I'll never be satisfied on this earth - how much greater heaven will be!
Erin said…
I needed that today. Thank you!
Nancy said…
So true! No matter what the are so right!
Thanks so much for this, Laurie. I all too often wish away the "season" I am in...and I have to remind myself to be thankful for all of them. The girls are soooo cute in their dresses...I'm thinking Ella might need a princess dress.
Jill said…
A great reminder, Laurie.

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