Tuesday, May 25, 2010
what is your well full of ????
June 2006 was a busy summer for Joel! Feeding baby goats, Mexican birthday party for Bethany, working in the garden with his daddy and the corn that he is shucking, he helped plant the very seeds! I often look back at pictures as to what we were doing when Joel was here! Our life it seems was so carefree. A verse comes to mind in the midst of my changed/ changing life. "God is the same yesterday, today and forever!" He is my same Jesus in the "yesterday" when Joel was here in the summer of 06, He is my same Jesus of "today" in the summer of 2010 when I miss him and He will be my same Jesus in the days to come and in the "forever" of eternity when I see Joel again! I am thankful the HE does not change even when I do and my circumstances do!
Well, my dad is coming! He called yesterday and said he would show up on the scene this Thursday! Shirley, his wife is visiting her sister in S. Carolina and he thought why not hit the road to Oklahoma! So we are gearing up for a fun visit form their "Paps." Of course some of them will be heading to the goat show on Friday morning, so he'll see everyone on Thursday and then it will be a partial crew here to entertain him after that! No doubt, he'll be the one entertaining us!
Still reading in Genesis. It is so fascinating, the people, their lives of faith and also to see their complete humanness/sin natures like me! I am captured by how they journeyed from place to place and when they stayed for any length of time, they would dig a well. It was their source of "life." You have to have water. When I think of a well, I envision water coming from a constant on going source. We have a pond that has a spring in it, so it will always have water in it. Isn't it amazing to think of how God provided one of our water sources through the water table so far below the surface. It's there and available to us. I read this verse this morning and how true it can become! For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them and filled them with earth. Gen. 26:15 I was thinking how we have the Well of living water, the Holy Spirit flowing through us as Christians, but how often I, get my well "plugged up/filled up" with earth! How often I quench the Spirit, stop the flow of living water so to speak because of "earthly" sinful ways, habits, bad attitudes, not responding correctly or lovingly, saying things I wish I had not said and of course the list is endless of how I let "self" plug or fill up my well instead of walking in the Spirit or letting Christ "flow" through me. I am filled up with "earth instead of Jesus!! Its a need I have and a desire longed for to be filled with HIM instead of me.......help Lord! How bout you???? I hope your not filled with the earth but with Him. A lot of application there as we meditate upon that truth!
The girls are ironing today! The guys are pouring concrete today! The middle size guys are making clay pots to sell at the Farmers Market that will be starting up 1st Saturday in June! Hard to believe!! The little girls are pretending something! I think I might go take a nap on the trampoline getting sun at the same time! :)
Terry dug up some red potatoes last night to take a peek and sure enough they are a good size and ready to eat! Will have to cook a big pot up for my dad! Strawberries are still coming. I finally put some in the freezer, suprisingly I think some were getting tired of eating them. We are going to have a few blueberries so that will be fun.
Tonight......baseball practice for 7 of them. Boys, Boys, Boys = sports, sports, sports!!!!! We now own more equipment. Football, snow skiing, wake boards, ice skates, baseball, basketball, archery, guns. I think I am ready for some body to learn to fly so they can take me to a beach for my kind of "sport".........fun in the sun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a great Tuesday!!