This is what the Lord says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:“I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. – Isaiah 48:17
OMGosh!! After reading my daily devotional and impulsively stopping there to write out a post that confirms my understanding and acceptance of God’s Will for my life, I then move on to my daily reading. This is so cool! I use two different programs. My devotionals come from Intouch.org and I use Biblegateway as my “eBible”. Each day when I open the Bible I get a daily verse. Remember, these are not connected. The above was my daily verse. Read my previous post. On how I love Jesus! He truly is so faithful and true. So amazing. THIS is a perfect example of why and how God exists! This is not random. This is from the Lord. It happens too often and all too many times for it to be anything else. Thanks Heavenly Father, you’re the absolute best.
This is so cool! I’ve been waiting for God’s will for my life and for His next move in the path He would have me take. This week has been an amazing time of reflection. I’m only waiting on myself! Waiting to settle in. Waiting to trust both God and my husband. Waiting to see the changes that He has brought about. And right here, under my nose, its all been here the whole time. Thanks to my Mother for helping me see it. Thanks and praise to Lord Jesus for making my time with her and Dad possible. Thanks and praise. Faithful and True is HIS name. Thank you Yahweh. Thank you.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, – Proverbs 1:7 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs1:7&version=NIV
Contentment should be governed by inner attitude and the decisions we make rather than by external circumstances.
My first thought for writing tonight was that confession is good for the soul. I have found both a Windows online game, and an Android game for my tablet that takes up entirely too much of my time and attention. Oh, I can justify the whole thing. The Android game came first, but sometimes you have to wait so long for things to build and grow, so naturally you need a second game to fill in with while you’re waiting for the other one to “finish baking”. And of course the first one fills in nicely while the second one is going. But then I can actually go one step further — if you play the first game long enough to get the resources needed to upgrade a couple of items, than you can put that one down and not bother with it again except to maybe collect a few more resources from your growing efforts. THEN you can play the second game, and IF you set all your growing resources to 15 minute intervals — well then…you’d be simply amazed at all the work you can get done in 15 minute intervals! Seriously! I have done more in the last week than I’m sure I do in a month. I’ve mended, re-potted plants; I even washed the dogs! My dishes are clean, my floors are ALL clean. What an amazing invention! Do employers know about this? Talk about the bang in productivity!
Okay. I’m rationalizing.
As I sit here, with my hiney glued to the couch in our favorite sitting spot, I’m watching the day get dimmer as a storm comes in. Lottie is throwing ‘barks over the bow’ to warn all trespassers to stay away. Yes, I am now safe from the lady on the next block over that is getting into her car. Lottie can see her between the houses. I wonder at my fascination of these games. I ponder the peace I feel at my current circumstances.
I look back at the entries that I made from the past two years and I see myself in such a completely different place. It has occurred to me that these games I play are about balance. Balancing your income to your out-going. Balancing economy against strength. The need for food and the importance of the right trade goods. Life is like that. We all need balance. We have to balance good with bad; work with home; long distance travel vs. regional travel. How long is too long, how long is enough? How much is enough? When is it too much? I believe that if I didn’t have such a crick in my neck that my head would spin. I’ve decided that for all my plethora of possible anxiety, that I am at peace. Abraham waited for 25 years for GOD to fulfill his promise of a son. I believe that whatever “it” is that I’m waiting for – I can wait a little longer too. I have (hopefully) one more week at home before I have to get back in a car and on the road with my sweet husband. Regional sales require regional travel. Staying home has been nice, but it’ll be time to pay the piper soon. I dislike being away from home as much as I enjoy traveling. Hopefully, somehow, I’ll be able to find a balance.
Yesterday was a very odd day. The Holy Spirit was with us both and we were sealed in the peace of Christ all day.. and we are truly grateful for Abba’s faithfullness. Faithful and True.
We live in the heart of the beautiful Ozark Mountains, where God’s glory and majesty is never hard to find. This morning we are sitting outside the RV in a state park. It is Fall. The leaves on the trees are every shape and size and color imaginable. They fall like snow and the acorns drop and it sounds like sleet and looks like parti-colored snow. It is truly beautiful. The peace smells sweet like the fresh morning after a cold night. We had coffee and warmed over pizza for breakfast. My husband was released from his job yesterday, and life is good. The company will say they fired him. That’s convenient, now they don’t have to pay severence. They say it was based on his performance. Really? He has his report sheets showing the top in sales for the last several months. They say he had an attitude problem, and yet they let his sole remaining teammate, the consummate Yes Man go at the same time. Funny dat. His company was bought out almost 2 years ago. we’ve been waiting for the axe to fall as we slowly watch the others leave or be released. So few original folks left, and now there’s two less. We give thanks and praise to the Lord that this is over. Thank you Abba. Thank you.