Good morning, Lord!
Thank you for showing me how to take better care of my body, and giving me HOPE of health and happiness and lots of adventures and discoveries and perhaps even accomplishments! Thank you for giving me an awesome Mate and thank you for planting and growing your Love inside our hearts. Thank you for my four awesome children, and please bring each one of them closer into an intimate knowledge of You, our Faithful Shepherd. Amen!
2 Corinthians 5:1-10 ERV
We know that our body—the tent we live in here on earth—will be destroyed. But when that happens, God will have a home for us to live in. It will not be the kind of home people build here. It will be a home in heaven that will continue forever.
But now we are tired of this body. We want God to give us our heavenly home.
It will clothe us and we will not be naked.
While we live in this tent, we have burdens and so we complain. I don’t mean that we want to remove this tent, but we want to be clothed with our heavenly home. Then this body that dies will be covered with life.
This is what God himself made us for. And he has given us the Spirit as the first payment to guarantee the life to come.
So we always have confidence. We know that while we live in this body, we are away from the Lord.
We live by what we believe will happen, not by what we can see.
So I say that we have confidence. And we really want to be away from this body and be at home with the Lord.
Our only goal is to always please the Lord, whether we are living here in this body or there with him.
We must all stand before Christ to be judged. Everyone will get what they should. They will be paid for whatever they did—good or bad—when they lived in this earthly body.
Lord, as I get more and more packing and organizing DONE and have fewer decisions to make regarding what to pack, what to throw away, and what to keep handy in case I find I can bring it along — the more I feel lighter, more excited, more FREE — and the more I desire to get back to work building my websites, even while I continue to learn the Adobe CC products to enhance my skills in digital design and making printables, video production and animation, and website building (so that I can eventually replace all my sites with hand-crafted designs, like I originally enjoyed creating from scratch using HTML and Microsoft Notepad, lol). 🙂 Lord, please help me finish the packing and give me wisdom to know what to do with each item. Give me courage to face the Unknown and a clear mind to learn new skills and make new graphics, printables, posts, videos, and website designs. Guide me in what YOU would have me to do with each of my days, Lord God. I give my time and my mind and my heart to you. Thank you for choosing me.