I haven't watched the movie The Sound of Music for years, but this morning, I found myself humming a tune from that soundtrack. Remember the song 'My Favorite Things'? Here are just a few of the lyrics:
'Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens;
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens:
Brown paper packages tied up with strings;
These are a few of my favorite things.'
I started humming about a half hour ago because even though it's only 6:27am, I've already been enjoying some of my favorite things this morning! (We wake up eArLy at our house on Wednesdays, because David has one shift at the YMCA, even though he now works full time at our church. He opens the YMCA at 5am and works a three hour duty officer shift. ) Just like the song, my favorite things are simple but they make me smile! Here is what got me humming this morning:
Waking up, snuggled next to the man that I love
A great night's rest (which is a real treat when you are eight months pregnant, wink)
The smell of coffee brewing
Warming my hands above the toaster while I wait for the...POP!
Praying with my husband before he leaves
A good-bye kiss
Climbing back into bed to read my Bible and spend time with the Lord
Hearing spring rain on our bedroom window
Sleeping children, all cozy under their blankets (one little girl who is softly snoring- so sweet!)
I can't help but have a song in my heart! Today is a day that the Lord has made and I want to choose to rejoice in Him! I have been wrestling lately with an overwhelmed feeling due to my multiple checklists. This morning, God has given me an amazing peace through His Word. My prayer is that I will keep my gaze upon Him. I pray that I will seek and find the Lord everywhere because I will be looking for His hand in every situation and conversation!
"You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."- Jeremiah 29:13