Spring is in the air! As I enjoy the beautiful weather we're experiencing in Phoenix, I love to sit on the back patio. I want to take advantage of this time before it gets too hot.
We had more rain this year so everything is in bloom. The fruit trees have many oranges and grapefruit and since I fertilized the rose bush it's loaded with buds and many red roses in bloom. The rabbits, birds, quail and coyotes come to visit as they seek food. I love to see them run freely.
It reminds me of how I can run freely because of God's grace. Jesus covers me with His righteousness.
This morning I read Wednesday's chapter on God as Adonay from Ann Spangler's book "Praying the Names of God". I just loved what she wrote and wanted to include it here:
If we want to find the one key to everything good in life, we will need to approach the problem counterintuitively. Instead of operating by instinct, we will operate by faith. Instead of striving to do what we want when we want, we will strive to do what God wants when he wants. As we do, we will begin to understand that his lordship will not diminish or impoverish us but that it will bless us in surprising ways. Astonished by all the good he does in and through us, we will be able to echo the psalmist's praise: "You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing."
I would rather operate under the Lordship of Christ than in my own power.
How about you?
Blessings and love,