A few Sundays ago, I woke up 2 hours late. After realizing that I had set my alarm for p.m. and not a.m., I began rushing around the house to ready myself and the girls for church.
David and the kids were ready before me and headed on to church as I prepped the crock pot for lunch and finished getting myself ready.
When I was finished, I looked at the clock and realized that I had 9 minutes to make a 15 minute drive. A look out the window at the downpour of rain told me that it would take longer than 15 minutes to get to church. So, I decided to stay home and have a Bible study here at home.
I settled in with my Bible, my cat (that dark blob on the left there), a Coke, and Me, Myself, and Lies by Jennifer Rothschild. (She has a great story if you are not familiar with her.)
I also grabbed my new prayer journal that I have been using to record scripture and prayers in.
For years, I have loved Country Living magazine. Since I try not to let magazines over run me, I would tear out my favorite pictures and place them into a manilla folder unsure of what I would do with them.
Then as I was reading Eyes of Wonder, I came across a post where she used magazine pictures to make a journal. Now I knew exactly how I was going to use my pictures! I glued them into a journal from the arts and craft store and ~voila~ a journal is born!
I also use bits of leftover ribbon and scrapbook paper to adorn my journal. Now I no longer dread my to-do list because it has pictures that I enjoy on the pages. I love to look at it! So I decided to make a new book for a prayer/scripture journal only…
Ok, now back from that rabbit trail (it is late and I tend to get rambly when it is late). On this particular Sunday, I was writing scripture and praying about some concerns in my life. One particular concern was about what I needed to do in certain social situations.
That was when I heard the words, “Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10.)” What has been so wow about this: I have heard someone say or have read this no less than about 10 or more times over the past few weeks.
So I have been spending this time slowing down amidst the busyness of every day life.
Striving to still my thoughts, my soul, my days…because I believe that God is trying to tell me something and He needs me to be still and focused on Him and not these other things so that I can see & hear Him. May I focus on Him and know Him…that is what I really want.
And as if I didn’t get the message, as I finished this post and went to read one of my favorite blogs, guess what it was about?