The simple, quiet life I once lived is coming to a close.
No longer will two bedrooms suffice for a growing family of parent's coming from NY.
Moving is on the horizon: packing, pitching, donating and evaluating what is really important to take on this journey called life.
Purposeful living has taken on new meaning.
Is that little 'Bath and Body Works' bag, cute as it is, necessary? How many Walmart bags do we really need laying around?
Where do I find time to sew when I need to think of finding a home for our Golden because the thought of her knocking over my 81 yr. old mother using a walker would be devastating...
The pool is green...do I pull the plug now or let the mosquitoes take over the world with our help?
After I posted last nite about prayer with Him, I read Ann's blog post and realized that I hadn't kept up...it was to be about how I build a house of prayer...so I ask myself that question and then it's too late to post about it because I'm thinking of finishing up my search for houses on Craigslist...
Where do I begin?
Praying...it is the only way to keep my sanity and order in this season or flux-winds blowing, waves heaving, head spinning. Active listening to what I need to do when...
And I see that I've spent way too much time on this computer searching...
Didn't He say that if I seek first His kingdom all these things will be added to me? Yet I get trapped in the balancing act of how much of what...the yoke that is easy, the burden that is light; the rest He says to labour to enter into...
I remember labour-it was a struggle...was that an example for me to understand what it really means to enter into His rest?
...patience, effort, sweat, breathing, relaxing, breathing, waiting, walking, focusing, crying, frustration for it to be over-
I'm sure there are many more descriptive verbs I could insert here, but you get the picture.
He promised me that it was His good pleasure to give me the kingdom.
What I see is that my body will either follow my soul-my mind, will and emotions- and the direction it wants to go OR my body will follow my spirit, following the leading of the Precious Holy Spirit.
I am choosing this day, this moment to allow Him to lead me.
Have a great day.
Sidenote: I was visited by a very talented woman of God named Teresa that sent me a note saying that if I send you over to visit her blog, A Baby Changes Everything, and you leave a comment, you will be entered into a contest...don't you just love contests...if you love Christmas, you'll love her blog. Stop by for a treat.