Helpful Paws…or chin

On this Monday in Missouri it is mid 70s, clear sky and personal laziness is wanting to reign. I didn’t write at all yesterday. I really try not to on Sundays. I watched my church’s livestreamed service, and then two other services just because I could. I enjoy their worship and know they are Bible teaching and preaching churches.

Today, I was up at 3:30 and for once didn’t fall back asleep in the rocking chair. Instead I watched a movie, then listened to the news. In-between all of it I talked to the Lord. Later I watched our church’s morning devotion and worked on my author’s website. It’s a slow process as I try to decide what I’m going to do with the site. Trying to decide what I can share here, and what needs to stay there, because somewhere along the line I decided, since I use a pen name for fiction, that other “me” needs her own space. In case you want to check it out:

Oh, yeah, and the picture you see above. It’s an older picture, but reflects the cat’s lack of being impressed with any time I spend at either computer. He’s been wanting to touch and snuggle today. Probably because that’s the last thing I want is for him to touch me. It’s a me thing, a problem with being touched at times. Better now, so he’s been trying to snuggle. Until he started scratching his ear again and I put medicine in it. Now he is on the floor, between my legs so to reach him I’d have to back the chair up and practically fall out of the chair to touch him. Oh, he’s still sticking close. But I’m being punished by his making me work to touch him now. Gotta love ’em.

The big thing the Lord has been showing me the last couple of days is still along the lines of keeping focus off of self, and putting the focus on Him and His plan. It’s amazing how often you think you have it right, and then something crops up and you see clearly how your action was not within the parameters of the fruit of the spirit.

Kind of hard to love others as yourself if you have blinded yourself by self motivation, and are masked by your failure to live a life where the fruit of the spirit defines you. Lord, have mercy. Lord thank you for revealing truth. Thank you for continued guidance.

So, now I’m getting ready to settle in to work on the novel. It’s three fourths done and this is where it can either fight me or go smooth sailing the rest of the way. I just wanted to hop on here and remind everyone that although this is the last day of Summer 2020, and this year has been…different…that God has a plan. He has always had a plan and we can trust Him. Can trust that He loves us so much that, as He has taught us in His Word, He is the author and perfecter of our faith, and He finishes what He starts. We may not understand, or even recognize any good in what we may be facing. But He is faithful and it will come to pass as He promises. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, maybe not five years from now, maybe not even until heaven, but time is not as important as the truth in the very best that awaits us.

To God be all the glory. Blessings, my friends. – Vicki

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