...financially - 2 payments from having Rick's motorcycle paid off ... 1 payment from having his truck paid off ... praying about getting our stuff brought down from Idaho (yes, it will be an expense, but once here it will free up the storage rental money eachmonth) ... we have decided not to buy any more "stuff" unless it is something that we truly NEED (and are learning that there is a BIG difference in what we NEED vs. what we WANT!) ...
...Rick got me a new computer this week :-). So, spending time going thru these older ones and the various disks ... getting the
new one set up.
...spiritually - still praying that God will purge me and purify me. Make me to be holy to Himself. It is my desire to practice what God has been teaching me.
...relationships - praying.
Past hurts and offenses are hard to let go of. God has been showing me some things about forgiveness this week.
(1)If I look for an opportunity to "pay it back" - then, I really haven't forgiven.
(2)If presented with an opportunity to "pay it back" and I have no desire to, then I am on the way to forgiveness.
(3)Not forgiving hurts me more than it hurts someone else.
(4)Unforgiveness gives the offender a power of control over me.
So, in this - I am ready to forgive. Ready to just let it go. It is not worth the effort. Let GOD deal with them. I'm tired. Sigh.
...taking a hard look around in this house. I have too much stuff! Spending time to clean it, and keep it all in place ... time to get rid of stuff that is only here to "fill space"! What would be so wrong to have more "open space" in the house? For me in my life right now? NOTHING!!!
So, I welcome this change!
...physically. Beginning with an attitude change.
Eating to live. NOT living to eat!
**Lord help me in all this! May my life become that which will honor you and make you say - "That's MY child! Ya'll come look and see!" :-)