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“Your fruitfulness comes from me.” Hosea 14:8d
As things slowly open back up from the pandemic, I’ve been thinking a lot about how I want this next chapter of my life to look. I don’t want to jump back into the crazy-busy life I led before. Quarantine, and its slower pace, have taught me a lot. I want to implement those lessons, and be intentional with my time going forward.
One thing that will remain on my list will be quality time spent with my family. We did so many fun activities and games that drew us closer together. I don’t want to lose that. Yet, when I think about all the energy it’s going to take, I wonder: Where did all that energy come from during Quarantine? Dwelling in that question has revealed a lot.
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Forget for a moment Peter and the Apostles for whom the Resurrected Jesus prepared breakfast on the beach to their utter amazement! How delighted that same Resurrected Jesus is to be with you in your car at church, Claire, enjoying breakfast with you and loving conversation that leads to His inspiration for what you should write. Then … His extra gift of strength to allow you to enjoy creative activities with your children! As you commented so wisely, His gifts are always more abundant than we could ask for, when we come to Him humbly and faithfully as you do, for His inspiration and guidance!
You are so right, Jackie! He such a God of abundance. I’m praying that He’s blessing exceedingly today, and every day.