My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you've been given. You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him. You're deeply rooted in him. You're well constructed upon him. You know your way around the faith. Now do what you've been taught. School's out; quit studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving.
(italics mine, chapter 2, The Message)
God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.
When everything just fits in one trip,
when she pauses to sign I love you,
His hugs and kisses,
the way everyone is his favorite,
The way the leaves appear so vibrantly green against the dark storm clouds,
lightning flashing across the sky,
Little eyes spotting unusual bugs,
owls hooting in the tree tops,
long walks holding sweating little hands,