:D That smile kills me. After our dinner, we went here:
“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
I want my heart to be wholly devoted to the Lord, and as much as I don't enjoy them- the lows show me I need Him even more desperately.
Our lives are so short. It feels like yesterday that boy sitting beside me at the lake was born, and now he's in the double digit. I can't imagine how much faster the rest of this will fly by.
I don't want to waste my time living for the things of this earth, because even the trees in my yard will outlast me! I'm a tiny blip on the radar. But I want my blip to be the death of who I am, so that Christ may live in me. And honestly, it's the hardest thing I can imagine doing with the time I've been given. It's way easier to live for myself than to put all those earthly things to death, you know?
HE is able to keep me from stumbling, and to present me before the presence of His glory blameless.
That is the day I long for. To be in His presence, blameless, and forgiven, and free from sin.
Oh, that is worth it all.
This life is wonderful, but that day will be SO much better. :)
May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with you this week, my friends.