by Heather Spring
Zachariah is a smarty pants. He only leaves out a few letters when he sings his ABC’s! Seriously, people, my Wacky Zachy Dean is A GEEENIOUUUUS. What’s the saying – “The apple doesn’t fall far from the oak”… no… the tree, right? Or, I’ve got it! He’s a chip off the old… that squarey-thingy… Ok, darn, he must get all his smarts from his daddy! My point in all of this is we are constantly learning new things, but do we get this excited about it!? I love at the end when he cheers for himself! “Whoo-Hoo!”
Here’s my thought of the day: Let’s celebrate the growth that happens in our lives. I’m not saying we need to pat ourselves on the back, but I do think we need to stop and rejoice over the work He is doing in us. Is He doing something in you? For me, the Lord has been really pounding me with verses on peace. (For those doing Women’s Bible Study at LPC, you’ll recognize this verse!)
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27
I am learning this…
learning…in the process of.
But things are happening in my heart that can only be the work of One greater than me. Today I’m reading this verse and pausing to say, “Whoo-Hoo! Lord, I’m thankful for the work you are doing in me. I’m overjoyed at the constant rewiring you are accomplishing in my mind. My heart leaps just knowing that You WILL NOT STOP. You are relentless and I love your determination. Because I am prone to fear, to fret, to worry, but You are calling me to take in Your peace. Peace that calms seas. Peace that remains even when my circumstances don’t change. May I let You continue teaching me about this peace that you offer so freely and this call to not fear.”
Now I think I might eat some yogurt.
How about you? Do you have something to Whoo-Hoo about? I’d love to hear…