Help! I am stuck at home today and I must say I don’t like it at all. I accomplished quite a bit, but I don’t like feeling like I can’t go anywhere. I have been watching old episodes of Alaska The Last Frontier and I can’t imagine how those people can make 9 months of winter without going crazy. Some of them appear to be crazy, but I would literally lose my mind if I lived there.
I am so grateful for a warm house tonight! -26 windchill right now. I hope that all are safe if you must go out!
My view is pretty dark right now. We are pretty sheltered in the trees so when the clouds parted today there was a beautiful blue sky, but looking toward the road was a nasty mess.
The sunrise over the Jackpines this morning was something not to be missed. Golden rays trickled through the thicket of trees tickling the snow in the fields. Blue sky peaked out from behind billowy white clouds and a the slightest bit of snow fell to make the scene truly magical.
The view from my seat today is pretty spectacular.
And on a side note the weatherman on ABC this morning was peddling some nonsense about a cold front for the east. 34 degrees and they were going to be chilly! Hmmmmm…. They should send those weather people up here in the winter to really experience what it’s like. 34 degrees was it last week? And I didn’t wear my jacket out the door after work! Can’t wait for the chilly 34 degrees here. In the mean time 20 degrees is perfect for sledding at the Malung Hill! Here we come!
Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. (13) Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. (14) I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
I was just thinking about this, because sometimes I feel like if I read the right book or if I finally find that perfect verse I will have this huge epiphany and all will be right in m y world. But that is not how Jesus wants us to gain access into his Kingdom. It has to be sought after and worked for or it doesn’t mean anything to us. Like the child with to many toys, the ones he just opened for Christmas are tossed aside when the next one comes.
Our salvation and entrance into the kingdom of heaven is not going to be served to us on a silver platter because we know our bible verses. Paul says he is straining toward what is ahead, not smooth sailing toward what is ahead. I think we need to be excited about what is ahead, but not expect it’s going to be easily obtained.
Our goals should be aligned with Paul’s, are yours? I know I have a bad habit of worrying about what will happen next instead of anticipating what God has in store for me next. Trust is what God and Jesus are all about. If you don’t have faith you don’t have anything. My prayer for you today is faith in what God has in store for you life.
The view from here today is spectacular. The sun is just beginning to rise over the Beltrami State Forest. The Jackpines are standing at attention while a pink and orange hue dances around the tips of their tops.