Friday, October 5, 2012

I'm sitting outside right now as I'm writing this post. the sun is softly creeping through the trees, and the breeze is quietly blowing through my hair. Sometimes life can be hard, so we don't even notice the small things like these in life. Sometimes when we're drowning in our own struggles it's hard to notice the small things. Like how the sun rises every day, how the birds softly sing in the trees, how the breeze softly blows, how the rain falls to make things bloom and grow, how a baby's laugh fills up and warms a room. Sometimes when we get caught up in things, all we notice is the "important" things, and the other things fade, and don't matter. I know how it is to be caught up in so many things, that i forget about the small things, and don't even notice them. As i type, my sister is doing my hair ;), my sister Annabelle is playing quietly on the deck, and the cool, fall breeze is starting to move in. The trees are juust starting to change color, and the sweet, familiar scent of autumn is filling the air. God wants us do delight in everything in life, not just the material things. I know it's hard to delight in some things... like school, and chores ;) But it delights God when he sees us happy, and he doesn't want us to be sooo caught up in life, that we can even sometimes forget about HIM. Now I'm NOT an any means trying to sound perfect. I often get caught up in things, and don't even spend a minute with God in a day.  But how do you sooo often find time for other things/people, and forget about God? I can be accused of doing this sooo many times!

So, today, I'm challenging you (and myself) to notice the small things :)

right now I have this song on replay... try to find a minute today to listen to it!

 
Kisses,
Isabelle <3

31 comments:

Shelby said...

I am OBSESSED with that song. So so good. Great post!

Isabelle Renee said...

Me tooo! :) thanks!

ReAnne said...

Thank God...you always bring the devotion I need right when I need it. Perfect song to go with it...you make beautiful things, you make beautiful things out of the dark...
You are just amazing in every way. God is using you already, even though you hardly know it. And at such a young age too! God bless you, <3

btw, have you read my new post?

Rebecca Pearl said...

That is such a beautiful song, and the devotions posts are always so helpful.

Btw, For your poll thing - "Who would you want to meet" - I already saw Adam Cappa in concert and he was amazing :)

Kimberly said...

Isablle! OMGosh! Wow... You really spoke to me!! I agree! Sometimes when need to throw out all our worries in life and look at the BEAUTIFUL things around us! Thanks for the reminder girl!! Hugs-Parker

Meredith Sledge said...

That's so true, isn't it?! That's why I love to go on quiet drives through the mountains and admire the beauty of life.

Lauricia said...

Praying for you, little miss sunshine :) Thanks for sharing your heart with us. Needed this today.

ReAnne said...

I voted for Bethany Hamilton! #Rolemodel!!
Course, I would have voted for you, but I already know you! <3 :) Love ya

Rebecca Pearl said...

And I met him in person - He is a really nice guy :)

Abby said...

Hey Isabelle I was lead to your blog through my BFF Parker, and you are such an encouragement! I'm a sinner saved by grace living in West Africa, trying each day to shine the light of MY Savior to the Africans around me. (a.k.a. A missionary!) I love my job and the people i work with but sometimes life can be overwhelming, so thank you for reminding me of the more important things in life. I'd love to talk to you more my email is: abbycampbell98@yahoo.com
Hope to be encouraged more by your amazing spirit! Hugs From Africa!-Abby;)

July A. Emmance said...

Hey! I just want to thank you for following my blog with a follow back! I LOVE your blog, keep blogging!
July

July A. Emmance said...

Oh wow! I'm the 100th follower :)

Rebecca Pearl said...

Oh my goodness Abby, you read this blog too!?

Rebecca Pearl said...

Hey, just saw you got 100 followers! Way 2 go!

Isabelle Renee said...

Thank you, ReAnne :) God bless :)

And, thanks for voting!haha

Isabelle Renee said...

Yeah! Thank you so much, and I'm glad they're helpful!

That's so amazing! I saw your Google + picture! He seems so niceeee! :)

Isabelle Renee said...

Aw, thank u so much, Kimberly! Yes... we definitely do! Thank you so much for the kind, sweet words!

Isabelle Renee said...

yes :) aw, that sounds so nice... and peaceful! thanks for the comment!

Isabelle Renee said...

Thank u, sweet Lauri! thank you for encouraging so much! you've encouraged me more than i can say in words! love u!

Isabelle Renee said...

Hi Abby! That's so cool, and thank u so much! aw, that's so neat! You must be such an encouragement to those people! I'm SO glad I could be helpful for you, sweet girl! I'd love to email you, too! I'm email you in just a minute! Thank you so much for the sweet comment, girl!
Kisses from USA!

Isabelle <3

Isabelle Renee said...

Hi! Sure, and thanks for following me back! aw, thank u, and I LOVE your blog, too!

Isabelle Renee said...

Haha, yeah thanks so much, girl!!

Isabelle Renee said...

hehe, yep!! Thanks sweet girl!

Isabelle Renee said...

btw, i saw the posts on your blog, i just haven't been able to comment yet

Kimberly said...

Your Welcome! -Parker:)

Kimberly said...

Please please please post Isabelle.... Luv u, Parker

Bethany said...

Love your blog! And I love that you aren't afraid to share your faith with the world and you do an awesome job doing it too! :D Plus you are absolutely beautiful. haha :)
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I look forward to reading more of yours!

Isabelle Renee said...

Aw, i know! i'm so sorry, but life has been CrAzY busy, and i can hardly find a second on the computer! love ya!

Isabelle Renee said...

Hi Bethany! Thank u so much! aw, thank u for the huge complement! aw, thank u so much!! u are beautiful too! i love your blog, and i really enjoy reading it! thanks again!

J.C. (Chy) said...

Thank you for following! :)

Have a lovely day!

Isabelle Renee said...

Sure! Thank U for following! Have a great day!