Sunday, September 1, 2013

Being Home and Being Still

Mmmm...cinnamon is in the air.
I read today that today is the beginning of meteorological autumn.  And while most people go crazy for pumpkin spiced drinks and desserts during fall, I love cinnamon!
Right now, I'm simmering two pans of pears to make cinnamon pear sauce!

It's been a very nice weekend.  I have not driven since 3:30p.m. on Friday.  I've been at my home, homemaking, do things I love to do.  Reading the Bible with my children.  Playing UNO and Farkle with family.   Yesterday Aunt Terry and Uncle David came over, with ten year old Lexi.  We enjoyed a nice dinner on the deck (freshly painted!) with them, along with some nice time in prayer.  Worshiping the Lord with my church family, which as of late has included my parents too! Afterwards, my parents came over for a Sunday dinner, and when they left I took a heavenly nap.

It's been a long time since I've just relaxed.  It was just what I needed.

Last night, as bedtime grew closer, my anxiety grew.  So, I opened up my Bible and a devotional.  I read these amazing words from Psalm 46:10.  "Be still and know that I'm God."  
I sat there, with my eyes closed, and just asked God to help me be still and believe and have faith.  
I slept very well last night, thanks to the Lord Almighty.

Tomorrow morning, I hope to rise a bit earlier than my family and go sit on my porch swing and embrace that stillness some more.

I'm learning that stillness requires much more discipline than busyness.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the reminder to be still...yes, yes, be still and know that He is God. He's near. He's here and He's there. He's in control. May we all rest in that and have no fear!