Happy Tuesday friends!!⠀
Rather than sleeping in late (which is one of my absolute favorite things to do!), I decided to wake up today when Cody went off to work. I was able to have a nice slow morning- a homemade waffle and a cup of coffee, yum! I also got a head start on the work that I wanted to do today. I'm feeling energized and ready to get a lot done today!⠀
Cody and I have been trying to get back to a routine when it comes to spending personal time with God. We both have gotten busy with the things of this life, which is no excuse to not carve out precious time for growth! Yesterday as I was reading through Romans 8, I had the realization that in and of myself I am no good. Any good that comes from me comes from God, even if I am not honoring or praising him for it! Any kindness I show, comes from kindness he has shown to me. Any joy I have comes from a lasting joy in knowing him. Any beauty I am able to create comes from his power in me. ⠀
So often I think that I am good enough in and of myself. I'm kind enough, I'm compassionate enough, I am "good" on my own, doing my own thing. This is such a false way of thinking. My flesh only can bring death, no matter how much "good" I try to do. Goodness and holiness can only come from knowing God and his Spirit working in me. So today, I'm setting aside my pride and I am declaring that all good is from God and God alone!