I can be a very focused person — yes, I know you’ve probably heard otherwise, but I can. Really. I can get so caught up in the ‘stuff’ of life that I forget to live life. I forget to enjoy life. I’m working on it, or rather the Lord is working out in me. I started with people — I’m learning to be very aware of the person the Lord places right in front of me as opposed to the person I want to be in front of.
We had a long, cold (for my truly Southern blood) winter and we jumped straight into the HOTTEST SUMMER I CAN EVER REMEMBER. And yes, I am given to the occasional exaggeration, but it was SERIOUSLY HOT in Alabama this year. I missed my spring on the deck time.
The weather is cooling and I can take advantage of a few morning hours (more if I use the box fan) on the deck.
Sometimes forget just how incredible it is to live where I do ….
And this is what I’m looking out over in the morning as I drink coffee and start my day….
It’s like sitting in a tree house – and when it’s cool enough I sit out for hours. I work out here, I write out here, I pray out here. It’s a wonderful place spend some time with Jesus.
Sometimes I have to see the pictures to truly see what is beyond my nose.
What about you? Do you really see what or who God is placing in front of you?
needed that reminder, today, sweet Mary- especially about the people He places in front of us 🙂 I love youuuu!
Mary, God is showing me the same thing. No, I don’t have a place to sit in my backyard where it is as beautiful as your place. However, He does put people in my path each day. I am asking that His Spirit would live, think, speak and act through me as I converse with during this appointed moments with others.
Thanks for sharing your life with us.
Oh, I seriously need to heed your post. I am usually on such a rip as I go through my day that I don’t slow down and focus on those in front of me. I think your post was just for me.
I love your back deck. It looks so serene. In fact, it also looks like a good alternative to a deer stand. My husband has been known to hunt off our back porch….