Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Be Anxious for Nothing

Wow I can’t believe March is almost over, this year is zooming by for sure! Lately I have just had this “restlessness” in my soul. I think a huge part of it is being in “limbo” about knowing we are moving and ready to get it over with yet having time constraints on the actual move. I’ve always been a make up your mind and get it done sort of person. I don’t have a lot of patience as my family can attest. That is probably why I often don’t see the long term, it would drive me crazy seeing it and not being able to do it NOW! lol :) God usually only shows me things as I need to know. Isn’t it interesting how He deals with each of us in our own unique way? I love that about Him.
Here is the dictionary definition of restless

World English Dictionary

restless (ˈrɛstlɪs) — adj

1. unable to stay still or quiet

2. ceaselessly active or moving: the restless wind

3. worried; anxious; uneasy

4. not restful; without repose: a restless night

'restlessly — adv

'restlessness— n

Here is God's answer to restless, anxiety, worry etc.

Philippians 4:6-9 (American Standard Version)

6 In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

9 The things which ye both learned and received and heard and saw in me, these things do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

So this is my prayer for today and especially this season of my life.  Father God please calm my heart and help me to "BE Still and know you are God" lead me and guide me into all peace and rest.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Blessed beyond measure

Wow, what a year! I’m so excited to see what comes next. Of course I am heartbroken over the events in other parts of the world, and I am praying daily for the people affected by all the tragedy and war. I must say things in our little world are very good and I feel so blessed. Jeff’s youngest daughter Rachel is graduating from High School in two and a half months! I am getting very excited about moving back to Arlington. The closer that comes the more peace I feel about the whole thing. I found out on Friday that the house in Burleson we wanted to buy went under contract 2 days after we decided we were just going to move back to Arlington. It was like God sending me confirmation we are taking the right steps.

On another note, tomorrow my daughter is turning 40! I can’t believe it. It seems like just yesterday I was this scared 17 year old girl about to give birth. Bless her heart we basically grew up together. I was not always the best Mother I’m sure but then who really is? I know I loved her the minute I saw her and still do more than words can say. There is nothing I would not do for her. So for today life is good and I am beyond blessed and truly enjoying all that spring has to offer.