"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Good Morning to you~ Today it would seem I am having a relaxed day at home and that is fine with me.
We were supposed to have sunshine and temps in the 80's which is better than yesterdays cold front that moved through; reminded us of winter. However, although the day started out bright and sunny, the clouds have moved in and it is windy again and getting cooler; girls I am so ready for summer weather!
As I read my devotional this morning it struck a cord with me and I hope you also hear the Lord's voice in it.
From Sarah Young, "Jesus Calling" for June 21st:
"Wait patiently with Me while I bless you. Don't rush into My Presence with time-consciousness gnawing at your mind. I dwell in timelessness: I am, I was, I will always be. For you, time is a protection; you're a frail creature who can handle only twenty-four-hour segments of life. Time can also be a tyrant, ticking away relentlessly in your mind. Learn to master time, or it will be your master.
Though you are a time-bound creature, seek to meet Me in timelessness. As you focus on My Presence, the demands of time and tasks will diminish. I will bless you and keep you, making My face shine upon you graciously, giving you Peace."
I'm not sure if any one else struggles with issues of time and schedules but I sure do. In fact, I think this is something the Lord is desiring to really purge me of this summer. I am always aware of the time and what I should be doing or where I should be going. You probably all have friends that are punctual-who arrive early or right on time, not a minute late-well that is me. I've become so tied up in time that I often miss blessings along the way. So I am trying to relax and let things happen and not worry about the clock.
Can you relate?
Until He comes, Noreen
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 38 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 39 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.