Melting Snow and Planting Seeds

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Thoughts on a winter day in February after a fun round of wintry  bliss followed by melting snow that still keeps us home bound and cabin fever setting in.  And it is Monday…Today is the day to plant the seed. Imagine what I can do today to plant God’s word into the life of this family. Every dish that is washed with a song on my lips. Every bicker that comes, addressed to the heart level and full transforming work with the Word of God. Imagine stopping to take time over and over again throughout the day to recognize God’s hand in each and every situation-to praise Him with my children in victory, to pray for one another in our struggle moments, to live out not whining and complaining, to pause and recognize His beauty. Imagine me living out “the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit which is precious in His sight” (1 Pet. 3) Imagine the fruit God could produce in a day! And then… imagine remaining in my complacent state, just getting by… and what fruit would be produced??? Imagine what a difference this day will be dying to self and living for kingdom purposes. Imagine that tomorrow never comes and today is the last day to plant that precious seed of life. Imagine the fruit that God will produce from taking one day at a time truly dying to self and yet truly LIVING by His strength and power. Imagine a God Who, will cover a multitude of my sins for the days I slip by and don’t truly embrace what He has given me. And imagine a God who is faithful, even when I am not, and gets me where He wants me to be. Imagine waking looking at the day as less than exciting, spending time at the foot of the cross where JESUS died for me, where the KING OF GLORY CREATOR of the UNIVERSE died to Himself, and now LIVES so that I might LIVE. Imagine a God who will turn my complacency of this day to a day of rejoicing in Him. Experience today the LOVE from the Father above lavished on His children, that I might through His overflowing, lavish that on others today – Love that is patient, kind, not irritable, rejoices in the truth…PERSEVERES. ” And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Gal. 6:9

“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow”  Isaiah 1:18