Monday, November 17, 2008

Our First Real Snow Fall

We've had little flakes come and go a couple of times, but this morning it actually stuck to the ground without disappearing. It was a steady dusting of powdered sugar for a while.

Scooby couldn't wait to go out and take a better look, but quickly came running to get out of the cold. He has short hair so it couldn't keep him warm for very long. Then in the evening it came down almost like a white blanket for a short time and made sure everything was covered, but I didn't take a picture of that.
It is so pretty, like a gift floating from heaven. I know that shortly we will look at it differently, forgetting how pleasing it is today. We'll get tired of it's coldness and trying to drive in it, and having it limit our time outdoors.

Does that remind you of how our attitudes change about the many new things and experiences that come into our life? Like maybe even our first desire to learn everything about the One who had just redeemed us. That hunger to study every word and dig as deep as you can go. That thirst to be what He wants you to be. That attitude of gratitude which kept Him in the forefront of every decision and emotion.

There are so many different things that can slow down our spiritual maturing process. We all probably know what our weaknesses are, it doesn't take very long for the devil to figure them out and use them against us. It takes an effort to make the decision to rejoice in the day that the Lord has made (Psalm 118:24), and to do what is necessary to grow my spiritual life and attitude. God says if I acknowledge (know, depend on) Him in all my ways He will direct my paths. Keeping that desire to become like Christ doesn't just come upon us with our physical maturity. He said I need to use His words as my guide in all matters. When I know Him more I will love Him more and will walk in His path.
So when our growth has been stunted, and spiritual attitudes are getting off track, God has graciously provided the way for us to continue being guided by Him in a new life as a new creature - Pro. 3:6.

Tuesday morning - after having fun jumping around in the beautiful new snowfall, Scooby is ready to get warmed up.


Cherdecor said...

Your snowfall is beautiful and Scooby looks excited that he got to run and play in it. We are supposed to get some snow in a couple of days.

I enjoyed reading your lesson this morning on growth. I am thankful for the Lord and his teaching me down through the years.

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day together. Are your things in your new house arranged and have you pretty much settled in for the winter season?


Mimi's Toes said...

Checking in to say hi and see how you are doing. Your doggy looks like he is posing and smiling...enjoying the snow.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

We love looking at pictures of your new dogs! Hope you're enjoying your new home!


Aimee said...

Ooh, that Scooby is a handsome boy!

I enjoyed hanging the knitting-themed ornament on the Christmas tree this week... remember the one you sent me last year? I treasure it!

Merry Christmas!