Monday, April 22, 2013

Face Lift

Spring sprung for me last week.  I happened to be home with a sick one Friday, so took some time to take survey of the outside winter damage and pollen covered porches.  Made myself a list of projects and a mental note of how ugly our brown roof is.

With my list in hand, I took a trip to my local Lowes. Made a stop in the garden center for some plants for my pots, picked up some lighting inspiration for a future project, and on to the paint aisle for some exterior paint. I decided since I can't do anything about the ugly brown roof, I could put my design skills to use in picking out some better shutter and door colors.  I have been wanting to make a change for awhile, but just never enough time.  This would be the weekend!  I picked out an olive green for the shutters and a deep coral for the doors.  A few trips up and down the ladder, and I LOVE it!

Proverbs 31:27. She looks well to the ways of her home...

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Stormy Weather

Three weeks ago I had a very vivid dream.  It was a beautiful day, but dark storm clouds rolled in fast.  I could see myself guiding those around me to safety.  There was a feeling of safety for us, no fear in my heart when I woke.

 I don't dream alot.  When I do, I typically pray and ask the Lord what He wants me to know or do. As I prayed about this particular dream,  I felt peace about the fact that there would be people in my path.  He wanted to use me to guide them through some storms.  I wasn't sure how I was suppose to help or respond, but assured He would show me when it was time. I went on about my day, not giving much thought to the dream.

Several days later I had a person put in my path who was struggling to find direction.  At first I didn't feel I had any need to help, but the Lord quickened my heart and said "Help them."  I have to say that there have been challenges surrendering my will to His.  I know that I am not in control of the outcome or the direction, but being willing has it's rewards. 

Today we have been released from school early due to the threat of severe weather.  I have not thought about the dream till now.  I didn't put the dream and the opportunities together till now.  I pray that I have pleased Him with my response to His leading.  I pray that I haven't set my own course for those I help.  I pray His will and not my own.

Have you ever thought about your dreams having a spiritual meaning or guidance?  I don't always have the feeling that my dreams have a spiritual nature, but there are times I do.  I pray that you will allow the Lord to use all of Him with your dreams, your will, your abilities.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him and He will direct your way.  Proverbs 3:5-6