Molding a lump of clay

Molding a lump of clay
I am a work in progress, molded by my Maker, refined by His fire, shaped with His love. Walk the journey with me.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

God's gifts

I've been reading Jan Karon's "Mitford Series" books about Father Tim and the work God has given him. These books are multi-layered for me...on one level they are enjoyable reading, on another level they are encouraging stories of a guy trying to do what God has called him to do with all the challenges that involves, and on a third level they are full of good quotes! (not to mention cooking recipes) Father Tim is well-read and keeps a quote journal, and we readers are blessed to dip into his journal as he shares some of the things other authors have said that touched his heart.

It's inspired me to start my own quote journal, and here is one from George MacDonald that got me to thinking...

" Man finds it hard to get what he wants
because he does not want the best.
God finds it hard to give
because He would give the best
but man will not take it."

How many times have I shunned God's best because my stubborn eye was fixed on something else?

We just celebrated Noah's 4th birthday, and I found myself wondering if he'd like what we gave him. It was important to me that he be happy with his gifts.

How much more does God want us to be happy with the things He gives us?

Noah's new bike

The labour-of-love Frog Cake

Gifts from his friends

At the pool

Noah is one gift from God that I love and appreciate very much.

1 comment:

heathcotesafari said...

Vikki, we just discovered your blog and want you to know how great it is to read about your lives and your thoughts:-) Keep writing: thank you!! Miranda & Tim. x