Luke 6:45 "Out of the virtue stored in their hearts... For the overflow of what has been stored in your heart will be seen by your fruit and will be heard in your words."
you ever heard the phrase "you can fool some of the people some of the time but you can't fool all of the people?"
It resonates in my head often, reminding me that to be what god has created me to be i have to be real, i have to live with purpose and be passionate about my calling.
my mind is always busy, i honestly have a hard time just relaxing. sometimes that's a good thing because it keeps me focused to finish a task even when i am tired but at other times it keeps me from calling to remembrance Gods word, resting in it and letting god show himself big.
this week my mom and i took a quick trip to my brother paul's house.
we had the best time visiting and just "resting" in each others company.
we recalled funny stories, sang karaoke with my nieces (oh i gave taylor swift and britney a run for their money because i can "shake it off" like no one else, in fact i am available for parties--lol)
we said verbatim my dad's famous phrases that are sure to become a best selling
"raising your kids anthology" book--they most definitely shaped our childhood with his aphorisms--"buy you books, send you to school and all you do is chew the covers off them" or "if it ain't broke don't fix it" and my favorite and part of why you always see me with lipstick whether i have run a marathon or been in the kitchen for 15 hours "even an old barn looks better with some new paint on it".
being around family helped me to relax and refuel.
funny thing is, spending time with them gave me time to store more of god's word in my heart so that my responses to life and hard situations are backed by his word--the bible.
god knew that i would be having more difficult events coming up and he provided a way for me to push through and succeed. you see, i couldn't fool my family, they knew that i had let my joy start to dissipate and they wanted to help fill it back up----here's an even more awesome point to my story today, as much as my family loves me and wants the best for me, my god loves me and you even more! and my friends, that is what We should be having resonate in our head and heart!