Hello Sweet Cheer: Cultivating a Thankful Heart + Awaiting Fall

9.26.2015

Cultivating a Thankful Heart + Awaiting Fall

Happy Saturday!

     I am so ready for cooler temps so that we can enjoy boots and jackets and fall-y things! I love to wear a giant pullover with jeggings and a good pair of fall boots. The word ready doesn't even do it justice. Before we get all wrapped up in all things fall, I want to stop and talk about a few things that have been heavy on my heart over the about the last month.

     My desire has been for Jesus to grant me a thankful, humble heart. And my prayer has been answered deeper and bigger than what I ever could have imagined (as per usual). The Lord has pressed deeply on my heart about His glorious creation. We are given such grace through the blessing of bestowing our eyes upon the most gorgeous trees, intricate and tiny insects, the simple and sweet beauty of flowers, and everything else around us.

God's word tells us in Genesis 1...
"And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:11-12
     The Lord created all of this out of nothing and we get the privilege of enjoying it's beauty. And even more striking to me is the fact the God created it all, controls it all and yet... He desires a personal relationship with me. He desires for me to be His daughter, an heir to the throne of grace, His precious child. This is a truth that the Lord has been sweetly whispering to me lately. I am daily overcome by the BIGNESS and Glory of God that He would CREATE this entire existence, this world and everything surrounding it -  yet still desire to know me fully and for me to know Him richly.

     I think this truth can be such a good and healthy reminder of the simple beauties about our Savior that are easily forgotten. As we walk with Him and life is life - surprising us at every turn - we tend (better yet, I tend) to forget how BIG of a God we serve. And today I just wanted to put it into words. So that maybe, just maybe, one of you reading might remember and feel that still, small voice whispering to you about His massive creation and His even more massive desire to know you. I asked God to give me humility and thankfulness deep in my soul and what He showed me was glory upon glory upon glory that only He deserves.

     And with that, I feel like I can move forward with being ECSTATIC for fall. We are about to move into a season of thankfulness so I wanted to begin the season with sharing how thankful I am for the bigness of my God before breaking out pumpkins and cinnamon and crunching leaves! And let me tell you, those things are in full force now! Check out a few of my Hobby Lobby finds...




(just ignore the amount of dust on my wine bottles....)

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xoxo || meredith holguin

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