I talk myself into believing that God has no idea what life is like for me here and so, of course He wouldn’t understand why I choose to do what I do or how I do it. I allow myself to become blinded to the fact that He isn’t some distant, cosmic God, rather He’s a personal, intimate God as well. He’s a friend and a Father and a Counselor – if you and I allow Him access to our lives instead of holding onto our own control.
You might have thought that Esme’s broken leg and death was all the animal bad news we had this weekend, but it wasn’t quite. . I took zephi in to be castrated on Friday (he’s 18 months old and wants to have sex with every dog he meets which not every dog appreciates). While he was under I had his hips x-rayed. He has a hip abnormality in his left hip which i had kind of suspected. This means no competing in working trials for us because of the jumps. I will make sure his muscle stays good and he can of course carry on learning to work out sheep, but I had thought he might make a good working trial dog - he has a great nose and lots of determination. He is also a dog that needs to stay mentally and physically active. While he is on short lead walks only (🙄😳😩) we are playing a lot of search games round the house😊 . . #zephi#wsd#workingdog#sheepdog#badhips#collies#bordercollies#colliegram#zephaniah#farmdog#prettyguttedreally#farmlife
At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the Lord .
Zephaniah 3:20 KJV
“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” - Zephaniah 3:17 #NazareneBISD#BibleQuote#Zephaniah
Story time! So on Friday night, I prayed and asked God to remind me how much He loves and delights in me. On Saturday morning I was grocery shopping and someone randomly came up to me and offered me this bouquet of roses! I couldn’t help but think that God was answering my prayer. Ask Him to show you His love for you in little ways throughout the day and He will- you just have to keep your eyes open to it! ✨ “For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” -Zephaniah 3:17 ✨ #joy#gratitude#faith#grace#youareloved#zephaniah#sunday#sabbath#roses#flowers#spring#raleigh
My church has been going through Zephaniah and I want to tell everyone how glad I am that I took my Bible when we were covering this. I have a notebook that I write all my sermon notes in but I quickly had this image in my head as our Pastor read it to us and I was able to lightly sketch it so I didn’t forget. ☺️ • • • I had had a lot of questions about Jerusalem and this answered basically everything I had been yearning to know. • • • “Wow to the city of opressors, Rebellious and defiled! She obeys no one, She accepts no correction. She does not trust in the LORD, She does not draw near to her God.” • Zephaniah 3:1-5 • • • Note: I did not prep the page and where I penned in about how the “officials” should know better because they know Gods rules, it bled. I had some wonky places but I am pleased over all. • • • #zephaniah#bible#god#jesus#jerusalem#biblejournaling#biblejournalingcommunity#watercolor#rebel#cityofpeace#chosen#jesuslovesyou#illustratedfaith#pen
"The Lord your God is with you. He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you; He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing." - Zephaniah 3:17