Wednesday, February 3, 2010


A Birthday and A Busy Ant


Happy 29th Birthday, Justin!!



Justin is at the station today. But we wanted to wish him a great birthday. We have a party planned for Friday. We love you!


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Water wears away stones. — Job 14:19 NIV

Where would you like to be in six months or a year? And how will you get there? Just as the ant picks up one grain of sand and moves it, then the next one, then the next one—and because of its long obedience in the same direction builds a city—one year from now, we will all be different. We don’t get to stay the same, but we do get a choice in how we will have changed, whether it’s for the better or not.

In your spiritual lives, too, as you “play the movie forward,” where do you want to be in a year’s time? If you want to be growing in your faith, closer to God and bold in your prayers, then day by day follow the example of the little ant and set your face in that direction by spending time in God’s Word and in worship and prayer every day.

Everything that has value is worth intentional, daily commitment and obedience. I know that it’s not easy, but just take the first step, then the next and the next, and before you know it you’ll be much further down the road. Understand it can take time. All good things do. But that’s okay, because the journey is worth it.

— Sheila Walsh

Excerpted from Get Off Your Knees and Pray © 2007 by Sheila Walsh. Used with permission. All rights reserved. Published in Nashville, Tennessee, by Thomas Nelson.

14 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Justin!
    Blessings, andrea

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  2. Diana - I love that! Sometimes things seem too overwhelming so it's a "forget it" attitude, but baby steps...that's all it takes, a little at a time. Thanks for that. And a BIG Happy Birthday to Justin!!!

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  3. Happy Birthday Justin! What a cutie...and those dimples..and what a big smile!

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  4. Happy Birthday Justin...great post Diana...

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  5. Happy Birthday Justin. And thanks for the wonderful food for thought Diana.

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  6. Baby steps to full throttle - it's the process - pressing toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (Phil 3:14)

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  7. That is a great story. Step by step, day by day! Thanks for stopping by and for the encouragement.

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  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JUSTIN..SO CUTE! LOVED THE THOUGHTS AND I BELIEVE IT TOO. I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR..THATS ME, AND I LOVE WHAT HE DOES WITH ME! COME SAY HI :D

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  9. I loved reading your post. It's really great!

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  10. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I look forward to following you. i enjoyed this post!

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  11. San Antonio, how about you???

    thanks for stopping bye!
    amy

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  12. A good reminder! So hard to keep my focus on the important stuff...that's what I'm struggling with now.

    Thanks for adding me to Texas Blogging Gals.

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