Well

The word for today at Five Minute Friday is:

Be still and know I am God.

I hear them nearly every day, either in a song, or print that God seems to be leading me to. There are so many days when my spirit doesn’t feel well in the waiting.

In the midst of the past few weeks, several people we have known since childhood went to glory. One after another they left the earth. I wondered when it would stop.

This week was different. A new member joined our family. Our youngest daughter had borne her second son. All is well with him. He is healthy and already loved by his big brother.

What a joyous day! What changes this brings to their young lives, and what joy to us as grandparents.

The birth was certainly a diversion to my morose feelings. It is difficult to be in a holding pattern, but God’s promise is to be with us in the wait. Here are a few words from the Message:

 

        “I waited and waited and waited for God. At last he looked; finally he listened.

         He lifted me out of the ditch, pulled me from the deep mud. He stood me on

        a solid rock to make sure I wouldn’t slip. He taught me how to sing the latest

       God-song, a praise-song to our God. More and more people are seeing this:

       they enter the mystery, abandoning themselves to God.”

 

No matter how long the wait, my soul is well and this is where I must place my thoughts. I must not default to the fearful me which wants to stay. I must resolve that God has a great plan and no matter how hard or long the wait, I will be well, especially if I stop bucking against it.

I like to fix things, don’t you? I think I will sit back and ‘watch the God movie.’

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Linking up with Five Minute Friday, and sharing normal life…

Change or job loss can be big time hurdles these days. Are you too young? Too old for a job? What if you are at retirement age and you still want to work or have to work? If you live in a depressed area, as we do, it adds to the tension.

Sometimes the job change involves moving…

We’ve been in that wondering stage for several months now and still have only a few answers. How can you plan ahead? For us, this job change involves moving…again. We’ve moved here just one year ago. With our future hanging in front of us as a monumental question mark, I can’t sleep, I stress, (no I didn’t binge on Easter peeps!) but I realize none of this is my fault and I can’t hurry up the answers.

 

I’ve been reading Praying the Promises of the Cross for forty days. It is a Lenten study which has been directing my thoughts to what Christ did on the cross for me. It has been a time of quiet focus. He offered himself on the cross for us. I cannot fathom what it was to carry all the sins of the world on himself.

Whatever is the new job for my husband, I want to be always in the mindset of offering myself to what Christ has chosen for me.

 

There are times in life when your decisions do not mesh with your parents, wife, husband, or coworker. What do you do in these circumstances? What do you do while you are waiting? Sometimes you can’t wait on a decision. Some things are time sensitive and a decision must be made quickly, even if it means a huge adjustment for you.

 

Have you ever been in a position when a decision needs to be made and you don’t agree with your husband? I’ll be honest and say that’s right where I am right now. So, what do I do?

 

Offer myself to Christ. I want this to go his way.