Passion



Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)


Saturday, July 07, 2012

Stinky Garbage

This morning I woke up to stinky garbage.  it's my own fault.  I put some chicken in the garbage and thought "you should take that out" but I was too lazy and thought I'd wait.  This is one of those very small moments when God works things out for my good.

I took out the garbage which just happens to be near my driveway side garden with the basil and the cucumbers (and a lot of weeds!).  I through the garbage in and thought "that ground is moist, I should pull weeds (make no mind that it is 6:00) and so I started pulling weeds and praying.  And praising God for His provision (I am going to have enough cukes to feed downriver I think) and the smell of the fresh basil was AMAZING!  I had to tie the cukes to the fence so they would grow up!  That's why the pic looks weird!

While I was praying I was talking about the Detroit Mission Trip.  it's hard this year, the same kind of need in Detroit is not the same kind of need that was in Haiti.  And no one complains in Haiti.  They accept God's will as it comes, maybe sad about it, but no complaining.

God really spoke to my heart that I don't get to choose 'the least of these' that I serve.  Because at the end of the day, I don't serve them, I serve Him. I love/hate those moments when He reminds me that I'm a jerk.  He is a mighty God and He can calm sea when His children are scared and sometimes He can calm His child in the midst of a storm.  (Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27)


I started packing for the Detroit Mission Trip, and honestly, I forgot how much work it truly is.  I also remember why I start doing it months before I actually go (it's gonna be a LONG - and not in days - weekend!) but I'll get it done, and I actually have one day that I can set up before the team is there, that will help A LOT!  A LOT LESS PRESSURE AND STRESS!


I am so thankful to God for changing my heart, and that He keeps after me and changes it more and more like Him everyday!


It's amazing how taking some sweet time to work on a garden (and take out stinky garbage) can really do you some good!



2 comments:

Mrs. Mac said...

Don't you just love it when God speaks to you in the garden (or taking out the trash:) You are precious in His sight!

Mrs. Mac said...

Don't you just love it when God speaks to you in the garden (or taking out the trash:) You are precious in His sight!