Thursday, January 14, 2021


The past few months has taught me to slow down and cherish the simple things of life. 

Like the glow of Christmas lights on a tree that still standing decorated in the living room. 

The sound of my husband's voice when he speaks to me but even more when he prays over me!

The sound of Christians giggle when she gets tickled and her laughter fills the air.

The phone call from Amber to just let me know they are okay! 

I can hear my sweet guys in the background!
The morning spent facetiming so I can see their sweet faces! 

Andrew letting me know everyone is okay! Just because he loves me! 

My Moms sweet voice one the phone each day! 

A phone call or text from my bestie just to check on me! brightens my whole day that out of her busy life she had time to check on me!

Today I thought about all of those sweet things things! A smile crossed my my face! I feel so blessed by so many things!

It did make me wonder if my Daddy is the same way about us! When we include Him in each and every aspect of our lives! Not just the moments I need Him to fix me!

I knew the answer was yes! It makes me want to be more intentional to make Him smile and be proud of me! 

I want to know when I start my morning off with quiet time with Him He is smiling because I made Him priority! 

I want Him to smile when a praise and worship song is a stuck in my head and I hum it in praise toward Him and it was Thursday! I didn't need a special day to do it on! 

I want to know He smiles when I just babble off my head to Him like He is a old friend and it's just things I need to tell Him something that is on my heart! Nothing is wrong I just want to share it with Him! He smiles because I know He wants to talk to me all day everyday! It doesn't have to be some big formal prayer! He loved me and He just wants me to include Him in everything I do!

 I want to be sure I am! Life will become busy again one day! Covid numbers will go down and life will resume some form of normalcy once again. 

I have been praying because one thing I don't want to loose is the enjoyment in the simple things. Especially getting so busy that I leave my Daddy out on the sideline! He deserves front and center attention! I also don't want to lose the simplicity of it just being us! Family is so important to me! I feel that way more now than ever!   

The past year has truly taught me to treasure each moment. It don't even have to be a dressed up celebration! It can be a quiet evening watching movies together! Riding in the car and my sweet man telling me I look beautiful and I don't have a stitch of makeup on! Life is made up of moments! Each one are truly meant to treasured! My devotion this morning lines up with this perfectly! It talked about not storing up wordly treasures! We often need to purge our hearts and lives of things that don't need to take up space there! We need to keep the most important things! God, Love, the Word of God for sure, family and friendship, faith, peace, hope, service to others! These are essentials for our lives. We have heard so much about essentials this past year! So why don't we pledge to start this year off with these essentials! Throw out anything in our hearts that doesn't pour into what makes my Daddy smile and makes others see Jesus in me because I am keeping those amazing essentials priority! 

God's Word actually tells us to do just that in 
Luke 12:32-33 

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.

Thank you for allowing me to share my heart! I feel incredibly blessed each time I log on here and Jesus helps me to share my heart! I still really can not thank you enough for taking time out of your day to share it with me! 

 I hope you know that I m praying for you each and every day! I pray your new year has been filled with blessings and continues to be as we go forward! I can't wait to live intentional with you!

                                  Prayerfully Yours ~Shellie~ 

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