The Voice (VOICE)
4 Most of all, friends, always rejoice in the Lord! I never tire of saying it: Rejoice! 5 Keep your gentle nature so that all people will know what it looks like to walk in His footsteps. The Lord is ever present with us. 6 Don’t be anxious about things; instead, pray. Pray about everything. He longs to hear your requests, so talk to God about your needs and be thankful for what has come. 7 And know that the peace of God (a peace that is beyond any and all of our human understanding) will stand watch over your hearts and minds in Jesus, the Anointed One. 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, fill your minds with beauty and truth. Meditate on whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is good, whatever is virtuous and praiseworthy.
I kept saying..Lord, tell me what to do!!...He kept saying....I did....yeah.....So I find myself in this place, so much changing and I am so grateful. And as with all change, there is trying to find stability in it. And so as He wants me to seek Him, to come to Him, to talk to Him....my world gets very quiet. But in this quiet so many beautiful things I notice. The most dramatic of which is my home, my children....the dog. No kidding. The space he avoided, heck, we all avoided for months, now everyone gathers. We huddle, we whisper, we laugh, we share. His peaces fills this space and the quiet is not scary anymore. It's not a quiet that comes from void. It's a quiet that comes from contentment. I am still learning. I am the perfectionist, scheduling, get it all done girl. And that is ok, when it is submitted to Him. My little world has been interrupted as of late. A leak somewhere in the pool. There was a time when this would have sent me into a meltdown of epic proportion. I finally said to Him...Lord, the only thing I can do is keep putting the water back in until this gets fixed......and my decision to be thankful comes from this...adding water to it for the better part of the last week is requiring me to stay home a bit longer in the mornings...and that has given me more time to get the kids set and out the door, more time to truly take in what I am reading and also, some extra time to write, as my evenings have been a hustle and bustle of children and activities that I want to soak in. He gives us grace in unexpected places. We can see them as opportunities or intrusions into our very busy lives. I'm learning. Thankful.