Sometimes I’m so tired, pulled in so many different directions.
I feel a great sense of responsibility for things that I have no business feeling responsible for.
I feel overwhelmed.
Then I awake to a new day, look out my window at another amazing sunrise . . . and hear the Voice of the Lord calling, . . . “Come.”
“But I don’t have time . . . there is so much to do . . .”
I stop. I find a quiet place and I listen.
He calms my racing thoughts. He assures me that all I have to do is “the next right thing” and He will take care of the rest.
PEACE comes down, flowing from the Heavens and into my soul.
A song arises and with gratefulness I sing:
Your Love, Oh Lord
Reaches to the heavens
Stretches to the skies
Is like the mighty mountain
Your justice flows like the ocean’s tide
I will lift my voice
To worship You my King
And I will find my strength
In the shadow of Your wings
(Song and lyrics by Third Day)
As we enter into the holiday season . . . the busiest, craziest, and most wonderful time of the year . . . my wish for you, my friends, are moments stolen alone with God . . . times of renewal . . . where you’ll find true peace.
Blessings to you,
P.S. Yes, that is the view from my back deck. I am grateful every day that God has given me things to enjoy that I don’t deserve, rather than the things I do deserve. He truly is a God of restoration.
What a lovely way to start my Monday. Thank you for the inspirational post. The photo is beautiful as are the words. Reflection should be a part of every day but we do get caught up in the race to get things done. This is a crazy time of year with two big holidays back to back. But all in all it is about gratitude, thanksgiving, joy, peace, and family.
Ellen Elmore says
Thank you for reminding me from where my Help comes.