Thursday, April 2, 2009

White House declares a PJ Day!

Today is PJ day at the White House. John Hunter has bronchitis and a double ear infection. Since we have no pediatrician we went to the Little Clinic at Kroger's and got some meds. So today we do laundry and watch movies. We are on our second round of Annie! Oh well... who doesn't love that movie!

This whole concept of staying home all day and doing laundry is a little new to me! I like to go... and go hard at it. But I do have to say this, it is kinda nice! I mean it is amazing what you can get done (B..i k now you're proud). I have been thinking about peace and rest. Doesn't this picture just describe what perfect rest should look like?

I wrote some devos last week for church I just keep coming back to the one about "peace". So I thought i would share it with you....

As I write today I am overwhelmed by a sense of chaos in my life. Do you ever have that kind of feeling? So many things that need to be done, too many loose ends to tie up. Or maybe not knowing what the future holds, but confident that He holds it? That is where I find myself today. And my heart almost leaped out of my chest when I read verse 6 of Leviticus 26. “I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down, and no one will make you afraid.” What a MIGHTY GOD IS HE!

He is the Prince of Peace, the peace that passes all understanding, and he is even called our peace. Obedience brings the reward of peace. I obey God because I trust Him completely with my life. From my obedience brings reward and a part of that reward is peace in the land. The peace I am talking about here is more that Miss America world peace. It is the peace deep within my soul that lets me know the battle was won at the cross, the grave could not hold Him, and Satan’s lies have no place in my life. It is the peace that lets me sing in the quietness of the morning,, the old hymn, “It is Well”

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Are you able to claim the words of that hymn this morning? Can you say within the depths of your soul… it is well? What is keeping your from the Prince of Peace? What lies are you listening to? Is your life one of obedience or disobedience? Do you trust God completely with your life? Over the last few months I have had to learn to trust God completely, and it by no means has been an easy task. But as sure as I write to day I can tell you that my obedience to Him is starting to bring fruit to my life, in my home, in my marriage, in my friendships, and in my relationship to God. The more I trust and obey Him, the more I am finding peace in the land. In no way do you I want you to think my obedience has been easy, because it has not. I didn’t just obey, honestly there was a lot of tears, dragging my feet, and pruning out the wicked things in my life. But I was confident that His word was true… Praise Him!

Today mediate on the words of Corrie ten Boom whose obedience to God was rewarded by peace in the midst of chaos, “never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”

So this is where I am today... and I hope these words offer you some encouragement!

PS... Gigi and Granddad are coming tomorrow, and maybe I will post pics later today... first I need to find my camera:)


Mama Smors said...

Gail loved the song "It is well"- I think of her everytime I hear it. Thanks for sharing your devo. Hope JH feels better soon!!

Nikki said...

aww, and he looks so cute in his PJs! Hope he feels better soon!