June’s Journey has me joining Share Four Somethings in 2022. Share Four Somethings has four categories for reflection: something loved, something gleaned, something braved (or saved), and something achieved.
Something Loved – June’s Journey
I’m embracing the Lord in my early morning time in the flower garden. Though my time outdoors in the garden are now very short because of higher temperatures and because of nearby road construction (which has their work crew parking their loud, stinky diesel trucks in the field behind my house).
I’m choosing to be glad and embrace the 5 to 30 minutes I have of quietness and beauty in nature. I love that the Lord meets me in the garden. And however short or long it is – it’s beautiful!
Thankfully, I am able to enjoy the flower garden through our windows throughout the day. And to be honest, something loved is all about our journey with Him!
Have you had time to enjoy any gardens this month?
Something Gleaned – June’s Journey
I re-listened to the audio-drama of Pilgrim’s Progress I – Christian. The overall perspective of our Christian walk, our surrendered life, how the Lord strengthens us to fight battles and overcome obstacles, and the grace given to us to walk out our faith alongside Him. Christian’s journey to the celestial city was very encouraging!
Now, I’m listening to Pilgrim’s Progress II – Christiana. Both of the original Pilgrim Progress books were written by John Bunyan; Christian around 1678 and Christiana around 1684.
These audio-dramas were based on a modern-day script written by Jim Pappas. These are known as the most listener-friendly recordings of John Bunyan’s classic works. They were recorded using fifty-six voice actors, and they incorporated orchestra music which adds to the dramatic effect of the stories.
Our family listened to the audiocassettes of Pilgrim’s Progress in the winter when our children were young. The children would sit around the dining room table and color while we listened to Pilgrim’s Progress as a family. It was a great way to pass the long winter evenings.
Thankfully, Audible mastered a copy of Jim Pappas work in 2018. Currently, I am listening to this audio-drama while baking, cleaning, driving or resting. These are such encouraging books!
If you are interested in these audio-dramas, you will find the links in the references. Believe me, they will encourage you in your faith journey!
Something Braved – June’s Journey
Our healthy family has been dealing with various health issues this year. Going from everyone being healthy to multiple family members dealing with multiple health issues has been a new experience for our family. Thankfully, we are journeying through these health issues together.
I’m thankful the Lord says we can come to Him when our journey through life causes us to become weary, and He will give us rest.
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” ~Matthew 11:28 NASB
We can trust Him in every situation.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 4:6-7 NASB
We choose not to focus on a disease, a diagnosis, suggested treatments, or surgeries, but on Him.
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.” ~Philippians 4:8 NASB
Something Achieved – June’s Journey
I feel like staying in peace in the midst of all the turbulence in the world and health issues in our home has been a life-giving choice that might be considered an achievement by some. There are many temptations to be anxious or fearful, but the Lord promises us peace.
“Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.]” ~John 14:27 AMP
I’m thankful He is faithful to give us rest, comfort and peace for every situation we face. We don’t have anything to fear with Him by our side in this journey called life.
The Lord Bless You
Thank you for joining me in Share Four Somethings for June’s Journey. I look forward to hearing all that you have loved, gleaned, braved (or saved), and achieved this month – either in your post or in the comments below.
My prayer is for the Lord to bless you in your journey through life.
“Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.” ~Isaiah 41:10 AMP
8 Amazing Things to Think about Now from the Bible 8 Amazing Things to Think about Now from the Bible – Strength with Dignity
April Showers of Flowers April Showers of Flowers – Strength with Dignity
New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB 1995), copyright 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation.
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