Thursday, May 26, 2011
A Little SUNshine!
Today I took a break.
A much needed break.
A break I needed so very, very much....
A BREAK I needed very much.
A break I needed very much.
A break I NEEDED very much.
A break I needed VERY much.
A break I needed very MUCH!
The reason I am writing this is just that life can get really CRAZY!
(can I hear an "Amen"?)
Not that I like to brag or anything,
but both of my sons ( 9 & 11 yrs) made their playoffs in baseball.
As if it wasn't already busy, now we are in the "tournament" style of baseball.
One team went into the "Winners Bracket", winning their first game on Saturday.
One team went into the "Losers Bracket", losing their first game.
It has been baseball every night of the week.
Baseball, baseball, baseball!
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE watching my boys in their cute uniforms,
baseball pants,cleats, mitts, hats, etc,
But....I don't really like baseball.
Well, a little...no.... not so much.
All that to say,
"The stress is going to drive me to strangle someone!"
(ever felt like that?)
my friend "S" and I took a morning to relax by the lake.
It was SO TOTALLY AWESOME!
People, we have got to slow down.
YOU have got to slow down.
I have got to slow down.
We have got to take some time to BREATHE!!!!
The sun was shining, the lake was gorgeous and there was not one person on the little sand area where we sat.
We put our little chairs and towels down, took our flip flops off and plopped down.
I could HEAR the wind blowing by my ear.
I could HEAR those darn crows cawing in the tree nearby.
I could HEAR my own breath, for Pete's sake!
I could HEAR, the still. small. voice. of the Lord, whisper in my ear,
"Be still, and KNOW that I AM GOD".
I heard the small voice echo:
(yes, there are canyons in there)
HE loves me,
He is with me,
HE is growing and stretching me.
I can trust HIM.
See, I'm having issues right now.
I'll be honest.
I'm struggling with what to do with the rest of my life.
But, I'm not just struggling, it's like I'm fighting with the Lord,
wrestling with him,
wanting to know "the answer"
His response is,
"Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."
"The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."
2 Peter 3:9
"Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him..."
What are YOU not hearing because YOU are too busy?
Take a breath.....
what is that still, small voice saying to you today?