This was part of my morning reading over the weekend:
"When your mind spins with a multitude of thoughts, You cannot hear my voice. A mind preoccupied with planning pays homage to the idol of control."
That is so me these past few weeks. Planning for school, planning for birthdays, planning for so many future things. I am a first born. Planning is part of my DNA! But I have been feeling restless and anxious. By Saturday, I was ready to listen to this:
"Hear Me say Peace, be still to your restless heart."
The He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still!" And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. Mark 4:39 NKJV
I was finally able to quiet my mind down enough to listen what He saying to me. Much of my planning is me-minded and not God-focused. Oh, He's part of the plans but not the focus. Does that make sense to anyone but me? Instead of laying my plans at His feet and seeking His guidance, I have been laying all my plans and praying He is on board with everything I have chosen. Kind of backwards, I know.
This week I am practicing laying it all down and coming quiet to the One Who fills me with life and soul-peace. My heart overflows because of His grace to me and so I count, blessings 922- 943 . . .
slant of morning sun that lights up his grandma's quilt
whole heart listening
being a mama
joy of reading
lesson plans coming together
Beth Moore's study of James
studying His light - how it falls and illuminates
knowing He hears every single prayer
|photo by Hannah|
seeing butterflies everywhere
tasty gift of pretzels
circles of women that bless, comfort, pray and bring joy to my life
a yellow bumble bee