Friday, March 16

"Greener Grass" Devotionals (an explanation)

You can tell when I begin to learn new things about blogging because our blog page will go through a significant amount of edits and layout changes. Recently, I've been trying to organize all the information on our blog into pages. This way, you don't have to scroll forever and ever looking for something specific (i.e. pictures of the cutest baby ever).

We've all heard the quote, "The grass is always greener on the other side." What we do have doesn't seem to satisfy us once we see what others have. Even Little Man isn't satisfied with the bajillion toys that I put in the bath with him. He always notices the toy he doesn't have. The apple doesn't fall from the tree, eh? I'm guilty of coveting what others have and not being content with what I do have.

Just the other day, I came across a quote that solves the "greener grass" predicament:

Such a refreshing insight. If I'm not continually and daily filling my cup, taking in His Word, and watering my soul, then naturally everyone else's "grass"--life, possessions, success--will always look greener in my eyes. This is also a result of living off the sap of yesterday

Rather, I want to be like the tree in Jeremiah 17:8
They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.
I want my life to always bear fruit because of the Living Water that I'm continually "digging my roots into", so to speak. So, these Greener Grass Devotionals are things that the Father has taught me and I'm simply sharing them with you. I share with you partly because it's good manners to share and partly because it helps me to reflect on recent lessons learned. But my main reason for sharing these devotionals is because it's a great source of accountability. If you hear me complaining or see me struggling...feel free to say "Hey, hasn't the Father taught you something about this already??"

Just so you know, I went ahead and labeled all my past posts that would fit into this category, so that's why you might see a lot of familiar posts under the "Greener Grass Devotionals" tab. 

"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work."

For more "Greener Grass Devotionals" click here

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