Finding Joy and Blessings, even in the Little Things

It’s almost been a year since we moved to our new homestead. Often the advice that is given when you move, is to not do much the first year. To really just watch your property and see what things do naturally. How does the water move or sit? What native animals or insects you have? Things of that nature, because your plans might change!

Like where we had planned to put the garden in the valley. It was something we were praying over. Then we staked it out and the next day it rained like it hadn’t rained in a while. The creek overflowed, covered the driveway and washed out that specific garden spot! 

The reminder and lesson that your plans might change and that’s okay! You can choose to learn from those things. 

Videos on the flooding and how our plans changed! 

This evening while I was mowing in the valley. I just enjoyed the beautiful day and evening breeze against my face. Watching the pollinators fly and land. Watching the bees. Knowing that they technically shouldn’t even be able to fly because of the size of their body vs the size of their wings, but God. He designed them the way they are. Their shape, details and purpose. If he cares about their details, surly he cares about the details in our own life. 

Yeshua/Jesus spoke,
“Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?  And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil, nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
Matthew 6:26-33

God said, “Let the earth put forth grass, seed-producing plants, and fruit trees, each yielding its own kind of seed-bearing fruit, on the earth”; and that is how it was. The earth brought forth grass, plants each yielding its own kind of seed, and trees each producing its own kind of seed-bearing fruit; and God saw that it was good. So, there was evening, and there was morning, a third day. Genesis 1:11-13

If the sparrows don’t worry or stress about tomorrow, what would our lives be like IF we put all our trust and faith in God? What peace might we find?

I challenge you today to take your eyes off the storms in your life, the stresses, worries and fears. Turn your eyes and attention to God. Seek him! If that is something you’ve never done, simply start today. 

Pray, “Heavenly Father, I just ask that you reveal yourself to me. That you guide my steps and lead me on your path. May I be more like the sparrows. That I give you my worries, fears and sorrows. That you are bigger than they are. I put my trust in you. Amen” 

Then step back and watch God, work. Watch things unfold. Keep trusting and walking in faith. In some seasons it’s hard. It’s a refinement. He will never leave you nor forsake you. 

“Be strong, be bold, don’t be afraid or frightened of them, for Adonai your God is going with you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6

God has provided such abundance here. The bees and the butterflies were landing on goldenrod and ironweed. Both are medicinal and have amazing properties. I just sat in thankfulness, knowing God is good and he provides. 

Praying you shift your focus and see the blessings in today. No matter how small they might be! Praise God in each moment.

“May Adonai bless you and keep you. May Adonai make his face shine on you and show you his favor. May Adonai lift up his face toward you and give you peace.” – Numbers 6:24-26


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