Wednesday, January 8, 2014

cozy winter nights & mornings

Y’all I’m absolutely soaking in these cozy winter nights and mornings during the last week of Christmas break. It doesn’t get much better than comfy clothes, no make-up, and second cups of coffee. Monday night was a sweet one. My mom is out-of-town so it’s just me and my dad. We spent quality time watching the BCS championship game cheering on the Florida State Seminoles which was pretty special. You see, I was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. My mom graduated from FSU along with several of my friends. Although I now go to school in Tennessee and come home on breaks to North Carolina, it was so fun to see my hometown represented AND then to see them win the championship.

Mornings around here are slow-paced and I wouldn’t trade them. After sleeping in, I usually sit on the front porch with coffee and spend time with the Lord. But it’s been too cold the past couple of mornings, so I’ve swapped the front porch and rocking chairs for the fireplace and couch (no complaints).

Yesterday morning I opened Psalm 100 with intentions of focusing on verse 4...”Enter His gates with thanksgiving, And His courts with praise.Give thanks to Him, bless His name.” This verse has been foundational as I write down 1,000 gifts (aka simple joys). However, it was verse 3 that grabbed me. I sat there and read it out loud and then had to write it down.

“Know that the Lord Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves…” Psalm 100:3 (NASB)

The Lord is Creator; I’m not. It sounds so simple, but way too often I think that I’m inclined to know what’s best for my life. I’m not. I keep coming back to this…my perspective is limited and flawed. Therefore, I do not know best. The Lord Himself is Creator and His perspective is infinite and without flaw.

afterlight (6)

Hope your mornings and nights are cozy too!


Victoria Horea said...

I love those socks! hah Glad you're having a relaxed break. Those are my favorite. Just spending time alone, with God, and with family, so refreshing.

And I needed to hear that verse today!

Natalie said...

mmhmmm =) I'm having many sweet moments such as these too with all the snowed-in days. Thanks for sharing what's on your heart today!

Gina Alyse said...

Loved reading that verse! thanks for sharing :) I'm soaking up the last week of winter break too...but wait, actually that includes work and packing! Whoops, but I will be doing some reading and coffee drinking too.

I hope you have a great week :)

xo, gina

Annie said...

It's so easy to think we're in the control of the things, when we're not, when our wisdom is too limited to see it clearly, when we can't know what effects our decisions may carry for us and others years down the road.

He is Creator, and I am not; those words are so simple, and yet they make all the difference.

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