Friday, December 12, 2008

I Am Kingdom Minded, I Am Kingdom Minded

Lord help me, my father wants to go to the Galleria tomorrow. His watch is losing time again; so Tourneau here we come with 10,000 other shoppers. (My figure is not scientific and may be inflated for entertainment purposes.)

My first thoughts were:

All the idiots - oh wait - Lord, I repent they aren't idiots - I mean all the people
All the traffic
All the people
All the chaos
All the people

I thought well, maybe I'll stop by Godiva while we're there, it's less expensive than Gucci. They sell a truffle I love. The Christmas decorations are beautiful and will be fun to see.

I may take dad to Starbucks across Post Oak from the Galleria to kill a little time then take him to Goode Company Seafood so he can eat an oyster po-boy. Dad has never been to Starbucks. I think it's time he experienced it.

I intend to stay patient and Kingdom minded which will require spending quality time with our Heavenly Father tonight and tomorrow morning. I will never look back and say I wish I had stayed home and not spent time with dad to miss traffic and hoards of people.

Spend time with our Abba Father, the stress will lift and you will be refreshed. Scripture tells us:
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

So tomorrow, I want to take kindness, love, joy, warmth, and hope wherever I go. I want to be the light of Christ in the midst of harried salespeople and customers.

I also want a truffle...

Have a great weekend and a blessed Sabbath - And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

12 comments:

luvmy4sons said...

Oh! I wish we could enjoy a truffle together...I laughed aloud at: oh wait they're not idiots. RYC: I am not hounded by fear...I have brief moments...and prayer helps, more than helps, delivers me! (: Blessings to you today.

ageffert said...

I'm with you...trying trying to keep the focus! I'm about to go shop now to avoid tomorrow's crowds. Enjoy your dad. Love, Annette

Steph said...

Oh, The Galleria! What fun. When you feel like you're not having fun, just think of all the people who live too far away to shop there. :)

No but really, y'all have fun! Dad time, Starbucks, Godiva, and Jesus is our Lord...there is much to celebrate!
Love you.

Oh and can you email me your address? :)

MITZI said...

I hear you Annette. I dread going to the Mall, at Christmas and out of Christmas. Enjoy the time with you Dad, you won't regret it. Bless you.

Siesta OC said...
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Siesta OC said...

It would be a fun experience for you dad to go to Starbucks. Just remember for first-timers, try to stay away from orders that are run-on sentances, like...

A venti, sugar-free, vanilla soy latte, no foam.

We do not want to frighten him.

Linda said...

You are a sweet daughter. I sometimes really do just enjoy being part of the crowd and watching the activity swirl around me. The truffle should help as well :-)

Karen said...

I enjoy you so much! I'll be praying for your trip tomorrow. Just keep thinking that you are a sunflower...

love,
karen

(I have to be at the store at 6 tomorrow. that's a.m. sigh.)

Abbasgirl said...

Karen, I don't even get up on Sat. and Sun. until 6a, I can't imagine being at work at 6a, and people expecting me to be filled with the Spirit and exhibit the fruit of the Spirit!

luvmy4sons said...

I fixed my link to your place. I don't want you to feel obliged to partake in this but wanted you to know how much you wee appreciated.

twinkle said...

Sometimes I wonder...idiots or people?
And a truffle would be nice.
Shopping with daddy? At the Galleria? That would be fun...except for maybe walking by Victoria's Secret...if there's one at the Galleria. I would be so embarrassed!

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