And you, and you, and you! :)
I absolutely love the quiet days when I get a free moment to sit down and catch up on my bible study and my daily devotionals. After mopping myself into a corner today, I grabbed my laptop and journal and just let the words flow that had been building up in my heart. Nearly 2 hours later, my hand numb and my eyes still wet from happy tears, I felt such an incredible and refreshing peace. I thought I'd share with you a snippet of my praise journaling.
I was reading "Traveling Light" by Max Lucado last night, snuggled in bed listening to the light rain falling outside. I can't tell you enough how much I love this book! I borrowed it from the library and know that I must get a copy to own :) I could hear the girls howling and laughing in their rooms long after 'lights out' (kids are good that way, eh?!) and debated on whether to interupt my reading to 'put down the law' ... one more time. And I decided to let the kids be kids - it will be their cross to bear when their alarms go off respectively at 5:30 and 6:45 am! ;) And as I turned back to my book, I lost my place and glanced down and no more perfect words could have been staring back at me. I was glad for the momentary distraction.
From what I know of the Psalms, the scripture tells us that God is leading us beside still waters. But my waters aren't so still! In fact, last month my waters consisted of crest fallen waves heading straight for the jagged rocks! But what a great perspective to have when you can remember that no matter what those worries are, God will always give you what you need, when you need it. I find myself now in those quiet moments I call the 'after storm' - finding my way back after weeks of worry and torment, the not knowing, the uncertainty and being SO GRATEFUL to have a strong faith to fall back on to. I know so clearly that this fear was never insurmountable - I had a surf board all along :) That surf board was in the form of prayer - a life line to grab on to when those waves were crashing down, and it brought me straight to the floor, never forgetting what God gave me knees for!
Big hugs to all - you are loved!!
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