Saturday, July 4, 2009

Independence Day

I love little messages that God sends through messengers. One blog I follow Renee Swope: The Journey of My Heart sent a message to my heart that said, "this is what you need to do." The journey she is going on is different than mine, but the words God gave to her spoke to me in a different way about the turmoil I create with trying to control our future. God told her to "Just be where you are. Be fully where you are and look to see why I have you right there, right then." I especially love the "be fully where you are" because I always feel distracted and like I'm not giving the right here and now my all. Today is Independence Day and I expected to straighten the house, prepare some food, play in the pool, and see some fireworks with family and friends in celebration of our freedom. I think I'll also enjoy the independence from my nagging thoughts and enjoy being fully where I am today. Here is picture of my bird looking out the window of the Georgian Terrace onto Peachtree Street in Atlanta fully enjoying where she was at the time. What sort of independence are you celebrating today?


Sandy at God Speaks Today said...

Hi Kim!

Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog. I, too, was touched by Renee Swope's post on being present. Which I happen to NOT be doing right now, as I type this with my 2 year old trying to get my attention!

As for my 4th of July, it's a weird one for me. My husband took my two older kids out of town and left me with the little one. I'm spending the weekend preparing a book proposal. Fortunately, it's raining and gross here. The perfect weather for staying inside and writing.


Heleen said...

Hi Kim
So nice to meet you. Thanks for reaching out by leaving a comment on my blog, now I got to see your blog and love it! This post is so spot on with what God is speaking to my heart this week: Let go of the control and stay present. It's a hard one for me to learn, but thank goodness for His amazing grace and reminders (such as your blog was for me today:)