the greenest grass

“The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack.” Psalms 23:1

Hi sweet babies! Oh my goodness, I have had the most incredible three weeks. I haven’t written in a while because I was a counselor at a Christian camp for two weeks, which was incredible, and my best friend who lives in California is in town! Summer is a beautiful thing. I met so many sweet people at camp and was able to be used by God in so many wonderful ways I never thought possible. I have so much love for that place and those people.
Something I have been really thinking about lately is this verse. It says that the Lord is our shepherd… He is watching over us, and there is nothing we lack. There is absolutely nothing we need that we do not have in Jesus. This is kind of a hard one for me, because I’m that ADD person who gets bored and likes to change things all the time. And there’s nothing wrong with buying a different flavor of lays or chopping off your hair… but when it comes to wishing your circumstances were different or wanting what someone else has, that’s when it becomes a problem. You know the saying, “The grass is always greener on the other side?” I hate that, because it’s not true at all, but we all think it is. I mean don’t you ever just sit there and say “I wish I could… (fill in the blank)?” I know I do. I have written a blog sort of like this before, but it’s just something that I have struggled so much with and I really just felt like sharing my current thoughts on the matter. Because guys, the grass is NOT greener! It just isn’t. The fact is, if you are on the path that God has for you, then you are in the most perfect place you can possibly be. That’s been really hard for me to grasp, but I’ve been thinking about it a lot, and I mean just think- God is God, and He has this beautiful plan written out for each of us, and when we follow the Lord we are the happiest we can be. Who am I to say, “no, I think I’ll be happier at this other school than the one You have me at, God?” Earlier this year that was most certainly me. And then I realized that I am where I am for a reason. If we are truly pursuing after Christ, He doesn’t make it hard for us to know which direction we need to go. He will open and close doors, all we have to do is walk into the open ones. If we have to try too hard to pry one open, then chances are that’s not the one we need to walk into. It’s taken me longer than it should have, but I am so thankful that God has shown me that. Because guys, in Christ we are truly lacking absolutely nothing. Life is as perfect as life can be when we are following the one who designed it for us.

That’s really all I have to say tonight, but I hope you guys all have the most beautiful July fourth. USA USA USA. peace love ‘merica. I love you all so much, thank you for reading!

With love,
Claire

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