For the Heart
Now that it is the first week of October, the weather is finally getting cooler and I can see hints of fall all around me, I am getting in the mood to put all summer behind me and start decorating the house for the new season.
I love to decorate for different seasons. Of course, I have been looking at pins on my Pinterst page and searching for new ideas. I find all sorts of things I would love to do.
Like this adorable little table with the bird house, pumpkins, and vase with fall leaves.
How about this wall that has rakes with candles in them, surrounded by fall leaves and pumpkins? I love the chair with the skeleton pumpkin! Midwest Living
If only I had a wooden wheelbarrow, I would do this in a heart beat. I wonder if I could get My Man to build me one. Hummm…Midwest Living
I could easily make the pillows and do this either in my swing or my bench.
This one has to be my favorite! It’s pretty self-explanatory. LOL
There is just one reason why I can’t do these.
He would destroy anything I put with in his reach.
I can just see it now. Those pillows I would spend time making would be shred to pieces. The pumpkins he would eat. He would drag everything off to his favorite spot where he keeps all of his treasures. He would prance around the yard with the brooms in his mouth like he was king of the cul-da-sac showing off his plunder.
MoJo isn’t going to stop me from decorating my porch. I just have to find a way to do it that he won’t/can’t tear up.
God has been showing me all the wonderful things He wants to do in me. Making my heart more like His. Developing noble character within me. Teaching me to trust in Him more and more.
Right now, He could call me MoJo! I keep taking my heart and dragging it to where I keep my earthly treasures. I take that noble character and shred it to pieces with ungodly character. And that trust? I prance around in my own pride like I’m queen of the cul-da-sac. If it were to rain right now, I would probably drown because my nose is stuck up so high.
Thankfully, God’s mercy is raining down instead. God isn’t letting me stop Him from working on my heart. He actually uses my dragging and shredding and prancing to reach and teach. He is making something beautiful out of my mess.
How about you? Are you allowing Him to make something beautiful out of you? Let His mercy shower you today. Let Him clean up your mess through the shed blood of His Son, Jesus. Give it all to Him. Hold nothing back. He will make your mess something beautiful.
For the Home
October means pumpkins! Pumpkin everything. From decorations to recipes. Here is a pumpkin you can make from canning lids. So simple! Have fun!