The Bigger Picture

Being heaven minded has been on my heart for some time now. How do we live a life without getting attached to the hustle and bustle of this world. So many demands and so little time. How do we stay focused on Christ while we are a product of our surroundings? Our fathers have paved the way of faith for us. Staying tuned to the Holy Spirit and listening to Gods voice while we earnestly seek answers in Gods word.

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Gratitude breaks the "poor me mentality" and opens up our eyes to be able to see what God IS doing in our ordinary lives…not what God is NOT doing.

 

How many blessings have we not seen unfold before our very eyes because we were too focused on what God has not done.

 

Being thankful has helped me to see the bigger picture even though I can't see the entire picture yet. I have taken initiative to be grateful.  This has opened up my eyes to see the blessings first hand.

 This picture is from my 3 day NO MAKEUP CHALLENGE...I had to post it on here...know that you are beautiful just as you are!!! Many of us ladies think that we can't show our face without eyeliner or some blush but God created us the way we are - we are beautiful!!! 

This picture is from my 3 day NO MAKEUP CHALLENGE...I had to post it on here...know that you are beautiful just as you are!!! Many of us ladies think that we can't show our face without eyeliner or some blush but God created us the way we are - we are beautiful!!! 

 

I love the singer: Kari Job. She is so anointed and the power of God just flows right through her. Last week she was scheduled to be in Ft Meyers FL. I wanted to attend her tour but since we have been intentional about our spendings, we could not make it as a family of 4. But look at God....A good friend had 2 tickets that she was not able to use so she blessed me with them on Wednesday. Then, the day of the event (Thursday), an acquaintance wanted to bless me with 2 more tickets. Whaaaat.... I mean...seriously!? Not 2 BUT 4 free tickets...but wait...there is more....a friend had gone early to get good seats so as just a funny joke I asked him to grab us 4 seats...not expecting that he would....but looks at God again....we were literally VIP seating....this just blew my socks off...

I just wonder if I had been caught up in my poor me mentally, would I have even acknowledge this work of God...I don't think so. We can miss so many things to be greatful for when we have the wrong attitude...let's ask God to help us stay focused on what He is doing and NOT what He is not doing.

Maybe God is not allowing me see the promise because He is more concerned with the bigger picture…my salvation….He doesn’t want me to look back at my old ways…God doesn’t want me to return to the land I came from. My old habits and such. Gods main concern is that each person has eternal life and freedom in the life here...maybe we will not get our promise...but you know what....that's ok...we can be confident in the hope in Christ to come and in the fullness of His grace here on earth.

 Left to right: my daughter Kristin and my 2 nieces Jasmine and Elizabeth

Left to right: my daughter Kristin and my 2 nieces Jasmine and Elizabeth

 

“Each one of these people of faith died not yet having in hand what was promised, but still believing. How did they do it? They saw it way off in the distance, waved their greeting, and accepted the fact that they were transients in this world. People who live this way make it plain that they are looking for their true home. If they were homesick for the old country, they could have gone back any time they wanted. But they were after a far better country than that— heaven country. You can see why God is so proud of them, and has a City waiting for them.” Hebrews11:13-16MSG

 

I love you guys!!!

-Natasha