Greetings to you, Well it is another beautiful day in Colorado, with promises of high temps later today. I began my day with walking approximately 2.5 miles and then doing strength training exercises with my friend. I had hoped that once we established our routine the exercises would get easier or at least more enjoyable. I can tell you they haven't but isn't that like any discipline, it will yield benefits in due season.
My day is filled with normal errands etc., things like purchasing some baby outfits for our dear friends first grandson, housecleaning, grocery shopping, some quilting and maybe even some reading, that is after I've caught up with all of you.
My devotional this morning was so relevant that I have to share it with you.
From Sarah Young's Jesus Calling for August 23rd: "Entrust your loved ones to Me; release them into My protective care. They are much safer with Me than in your clinging hands. If you let a loved one become an idol in your heart, you endanger that one-as well as yourself. Remember the extreme measures I used with Abraham and Isaac. I took Isaac to the very point of death to free Abraham from son-worship. Both Abraham and Isaac suffered terribly because of the father's undisciplined emotions. I detest idolatry, even in the form of parental love. When you release loved ones to Me, you are free to cling to My hand. As you entrust others into My care, I am free to shower blessings on them. My Presence will go with them wherever they go, and I will give them rest. This same Presence stays with you, as you relax and place your trust in Me. Watch to see what I will do."
I don't know about you but this really spoke to me today; do you have a prodigal in your life that you need to release to the One who loves them more than life itself?
At the foot of the cross, Noreen
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