Reflections On the Day

Can I tell you a secret?  I was really worried about this weekend.  I have been really worried about this season.  Worried about how I will fill up so much time that is open in my schedule these days.  But today was a good day.  I woke up this morning to sunshine and that is always the best way to wake up.  I put the water on in the tea kettle and indulged in a new tea, white pomegranate from Trader Joe’s.  It was good.  I journaled in an old journal.  I hadn’t written in it in 4 years and I like writing updates like that so my future self, or future generations can see the changes that have been made over time.  I was ministered to by God’s voice through my writing and heard Him reiterating the lessons He is teaching me in this season.

1. Be teachable

2. Be humble

3. Be submissive

He is revealing His love and I am challenged to stand on the truth of His voice which tells me that because He loves me, every decision He makes for my life is made in my best interest.  Sometimes we do not see His best interest in the midst of the process.  But looking back, some things make perfect sense.  I am experiencing this truth.  I am seeing that every decision He makes in my life is with WISDOM.  And so I ask Him to help me use wisdom in daily decisions.

After devotional time I had a marvelous run.  With Him.  Running is so much easier being 25lbs lighter.  My calves are strong and I am laughing at the wind trying to come up against me because I am unstoppable.  When making it back home to my destination I was blessed to receive 2 thank you cards in the mail.  One for my volunteer work and the other from a dear friend in contribution to her upcoming missionary travels.  Normally I would move on to the next thing but Holy Spirit is challenging me to see the blessings in this season.  And these were such great blessings.

My day proceeded with great phone conversations with loved ones, tackling and styling my natural tresses, and successfully window shopping. I really feel like window shopping is equivalent to browsing outfits on Pinterest, which I tend to do daily.  But unlike on Pinterest I can actually make purchases so I’m pretty proud of the fact that I exercised self control and did not.

There were some uncomfortable moments today, but I am practicing speaking truth to myself.  I am practicing moving forward even when others choose not to move with me.  I am practicing resting in the One who defines me, and accepts me, and LOVES me.

Nothin like a good old fashioned selfie…



By Nicole D. Miller

Nicole D. Miller is an author and heartfelt writer, as expressed on her blog Better Than Wine. Her books are published at and on Amazon. She loves all things “old school” hip-hop and R&B, along with any outfit that involves cute boots and thick scarves. She even manages to run her own bookkeeping business ( when she’s not cuddling her cute cat she fondly calls, “Squeaks”.

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