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Delighting in my God, I desire to dwell in His pleasure and to help others experience true delight.

"Delight Yourself in the Lord;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
And He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your judgment as the noonday.  
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him;..." Ps 37:4-7a

Friday, August 3, 2012

Here is Where I Want to Be






Link up at  Five Minute Friday.  Today's prompt:  Here

"Where is the best place you have ever lived?”  

“Well we have always decided to make where ever we are living, right here, the best place we have ever lived.  In fact, my husband goes one better, he makes right here, where ever he is the best place to be.”



That is a delight attitude.  Where ever God has placed me, that is the place I need to be, right here right now, making the most of every opportunity.  I would like to say that is the way I live.  Unfortunately, I fall prey too often to the bitterness and pettiness that rises up in my selfish self when something doesn’t go my way.  But getting back on track each morning with the Lord and as frequently as I possibly can by being attentive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit helps to keep my attitude mostly in check.
Here is where we are with the people we are with in the present, not waiting for a better offer to come along, not dwelling on past failures or losses, but living now rather than wallowing or wishing.  That’s not to say the past and future aren’t important and shouldn’t be considered.  However, when you can be here, you are also preparing for what’s to come and appreciating what has come before, building on lessons learned to take you on a better course forward.  
I want to know how to stop, to be, to breathe in the beauty about me.  I want to love, to enjoy, to bless those I am with.  I want to be here, right here, rather than anywhere else this moment.   


Five Minute Friday

3 comments:

  1. Finding the peace and joy in the here is often hard - Learning to find that peace is a true blessing. Great five minutes of writing!

    Marissa @ forfunreadinglist.blogspot.com

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your post was perfect for me today. We just moved and moving is tough, what a good reminder that where ever God has placed me is right where I need to be!!!

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  3. I love how you wrote that you get back on track each morning with the Lord. That is the secret to abiding in Him. I do believe we are kindred spirits. I'm so glad you 'stumbled' upon Heart Choices through Five Minute Friday. I'm always glad to meet a new blogger. I hope I can encourage you along the way.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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