Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Nest is a Mess!

Today I am starting a new adventure. Blogging.  Why not?  It's not like there isn't anything else going on in my life. Right?  My oldest child, Brad, is getting married in just a couple of weeks to the most lovely young lady, Kayla, and my youngest child, Kristen, is buying her first home and moving out on her own.  This is the time we've been preparing for. Yes for 27 years we prepared for this time and the emotions are like a huge roller coaster ride and the conductor won't let me off.  Just as I think I have them under control he hits the go button and we're off for another up and down ride.

Last Monday it was raining cats and dogs. I'm talking serious downpours. I had a lot of errands to run in preparation for the upcoming wedding. I head out to the country to take our anxiety ridden boxer, Lola, to the kennel for the day so I will have a guilt free day to take care of business.  As I open the door to get back into the car the door handle breaks. What?  No way!  I don't need nor have time for this.  I go around to the passenger door climb across the seat and drive off.

It seems like God is telling me to slooooowwww down.  Enjoy this time. Take it in. Remember these days, It will never be like this again. I mean really, it takes time to climb in on the passenger side and slide over the console to the driver seat, not to mention nimbleness.   I'm reading a book by Priscilla Shirer titled "He Speaks to Me." She says "Remembering God's promises helps us stop our runaway emotions. Moses didn't just tell the Israelites to stop being afraid; he also gave them a reason to relinquish their fears. He said 'the Lord will fight for you.' Time and time again God tells his people that they need not fear because He himself will act on their behalf." I felt so convicted yet relieved when I read these words. These are truths that I know yet I forget to claim.

So today I'm claiming this truth. My Lord is fighting for me. I'm slowing down and taking it all in. Do you have a truth that you need to claim today?

Deut. 1:30 "The Lord your God will go ahead of you. He will fight for you..."

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