It's taken me a little while to settle into this routine, the days are full and busy. The camera is sitting, gathering dust. But the kids are happy and the walls are filled with laughter.
The times where I do get to *stop*, I find I want to rest in His Word.
God is working and changing and ripping out walls around my heart.
The priorities that once, seemed so important, no longer hold my interest like they did.
I want more,
More of Him,
More of His Word,
More of His Spirit in my life.
I LONG for it and ache for it and nothing else matters as much.
The things God is doing, WOW!
I was reading my journal a few days ago, just looking back over the last 8 months. Looking at where I've come from, the place He reached down and pulled me out of. Being reminded of His fiathfulness and mercy and grace. Reminded of the power He has over His creation, over my life and heart.
Did you know that there was 400 years of silence (spoken word) from God between the last word from a prophet and the coming of Christ?
400 years! I can't imagine 4 months, let alone 4 years, but 400???
Started Jesus the One and Only on Tuesday. It's gonna be good, I can already feel God working and shifiting and refining. I love how the author can find, what to me, seems like obscure passages of scripture and apply them to life, showing me how they 'fit' into God's salvation plan.
If you are struggling today, know this, He is faithful and righteous and Holy. He will often times allow us to go a path that bends away from Him but Jeremiah (somewhere in there) says "If you seek Me, you will find Me when you search for Me with all your heart." What an amazing promise. And it's true.
His timing is NOT our timing, but it is perfect none-the-less.
Finding my Joy in Him this week, how about you?
Learning how to be gentle and humble and that it is NOT all about me (sheesh...ya think I'd have learned that by now!)
Growing in patience and love and yearning to be more like Jesus.
Praying that God will continue to work, to shift and refine my heart.