Thursday, June 18, 2009

Is the Grass Greener on the other side of the fence?

We are still exploring in our neck of the woods........come and see some of what we discovered in our neighborhood today...and share what we are learning about contentment!

There once was a very green Iguana in a palm tree. He was a friendly Iguana who loved all sorts of animals. And as he sat on a palm tree watching beautiful birds go by. He couldn't help but wonder if being a Iguana was really the best thing to be. And he sang a song about being green that he had heard a frog singing. Here is that song.

It's not that easy being green
Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold
Or something much more colorful like that


It's not easy being green
It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
Or stars in the sky


But green's the color of Spring
And green can be cool and friendly-like
And green can be big like an ocean, or important
Like a mountain, or tall like a tree


When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why
Wonder, I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
And I think it's what I want to be


There are times in life when we may have little, and there may be times when we have more than we need. Contentment, like joy, peace, and other gracious provisions of God, is not dependent upon circumstances. When things go well, we must remember that what God gives, He can also take away. Thus, we are to bless the name of the Lord for being God and the source of blessing, not exchanging our confidence in God for material possessions or even God’s good gifts themselves (Job 1:21). When things go poorly, we must remember that God is still faithful and on the throne. Thus, whether in times of abundance or in times of lack, our confidence, hope, and trust must be anchored in Christ. ~by Brent Barnett

I wanted to share that little paragraph with you I thought it was so well said.....And no matter where you may find yourself this week, it is Our families prayer that you may be feeling blessed whether your in a season of famine and your crops are dried out or a season of abundance and everything is blooming. May the Joy of the Lord be your strength. And may you be at peace with what ever color or season you are in, confident that he who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh dear friend, we love that song in this house! In fact, it is the only song that my daughter will accept been sung to her...especially if it is by Kermit ;)

    I agree so much with you about is not easy but oh so satisfiying when you let the Lord, Our God, be your all!

    Thanks for the lovely comments everytime you visit the cottage Heather, they mean a great deal to me.

    blessings dear friend,

    lady m


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