Monday, May 30, 2011

Day 561 of Giving Thanks

My vacation is officially over, and it is time to get back to work and the routine. As I prepare mentally for the transition to normal, I am so thankful for the time I had to get away, and shut down from the everyday things. Although we were very busy these past few days, it has been nice just knowing that we were still officially on vacation, well at least in my head “I was”. But now, my mind readies for the week, thankfully a short week, since today was a holiday.

Today we celebrated home ownership with project after project. A day at the Boreta house included, painting, gardening, talking, cleaning, a trip to Home Depot for more paint, laundry and cooking lunches for the week. We definitely don’t take the weekends for granted, we seem to cram as much in as we can. I find it very gratifying to see all the work completed at the end of a busy day.

Physically I have worked harder than I have in years, and Chris and I have worked amazingly well together in all this – transformation has taken place with us as well. Having the hand of God on my marriage has been an amazing experience. Trusting God to be at every turn, and during every change is exactly what I needed, and I am grateful for His grace and mercies through it all. Now, I turn my attention to another area – my “definite aim” for my life – this is the purpose that God has just for me; it is the purpose that I was created for – and this is an exciting time to be me. I am so excited for what is next knowing that God is right here with me.

There was a time, however, that I thought I could do it on my own. When it was all on my own, my life had “its moments” – you know, those that are beaming with victory or overflowing with success; yes, I did have many times in my life that I thought I had arrived. And, as the Old English Proverb goes, “All good things must come to an end.” That is how I once felt. That my circumstances, or better stated, my good circumstances are what prompted my good attitude or good mood. Running after happiness, in a life that was pure busyness was my existence.

I am not running after anything anymore. I am allowing God to direct and correct my path every day. And, the only thing that comes to an end now is the lack of direction, lack of hope and lack of God in my decisions. There are no more lacks in my life, because God has it all covered.

“We're depending on GOD; he's everything we need. What's more, our hearts brim with joy since we've taken for our own his holy name. Love us, GOD, with all you've got— that's what we're depending on.” ~Psalm 33:20-22 (The Message)

Shawn Delia Boreta

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