This post is going to be a little bit different. I was thinking of what to write for my Bible in 90 Days ~ Week 5 ~ post, while at the same time counting my blessings for Multitude Monday, while at the same time enjoying a quiet morning at home alone.
I stayed home from church this morning. All by myself. Ahhhh…don’t get me wrong, I love my church. I love worshiping with a body of believers. I love the fellowship. I believe in small groups and the power of encouragement.
But, sometimes, this introvert just needs a little bit of quiet. I can always tell when it’s been a few weeks without this quiet time. I need it. I don’t mean “quiet time” with the Lord, I pray and read God’s word daily because I need it so desperately. But, I just mean quiet. No screaming, fighting, Wii, running and stomping through the house…
Sometimes I just need a break. And that’s ok, I think. I’ve come to accept that about myself. (hopefully my hubby has too!! ha!)
So this morning as I stayed home I spent a long while sitting on my bed with my Bible, my prayer books and my notebook. I opened my Bible and just read and prayed outloud to God. I said Psalm 91 to Him…and for me.
I hungrily devoured the Words of God…the very Bread of Life that sustains me. I drank from the River of Life…the Fountain of Joy…
And I am refreshed. I am at peace. I am filled with joy. I woke up with feelings of despair, but He has filled me with Himself and given me hope.
For all of this, I give thanks.
His Word…alive and breathing into my soul.
His voice…that I can hear so clearly through His Word.
His peace…that He gives with Himself.
His love…that envelops my heart as I reach out to Him.
prayer books that speak my heart when I have no words…
talking to God about my struggles
giving Him my heart. again and again.
those noisy children, without whom life would be WAY too quiet!
the noise that makes me appreciate the quiet even more
the moments of despair that make me appreciate the joy
the love of my Savior, nothing like it
#1330 ~ 1341