Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Waiting on the Lord....bedroom

Our bed and desk. This is where I am right now...at the desk. Beloved's bed and our dresser.
Well, this morning was one of those mornings where I wished I could go back to bed and start all over. I was tired, my back hurt, and I had what seemed like a million things to do. Then I called my husband and poured out my troubles and frustrations. He encouraged me to let the Lord take all of it. I went to the Lord-not because I particularly felt like it-but I went in obedience. I know that we do not have to live with hormone troubles, grumpiness, and frustration. That is what Jesus died for...to set us FREE! If we walk in the Spirit we will be filled with the fruits of the Spirit, not the fruits/junk of the flesh. But, I have to choose to abide in His victory and love. I can't wait for my feelings to come first either. After yielding my heart to the Lord, I went out to the kitchen and repented to my children and was blessed with their forgiveness. Then we were able to go on through the rest of the day with a song in our hearts. God is always ready to deliver us from our flesh. I was also meditating on the verse, 'They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and NOT be weary, they shall walk and not faint.' Someone once shared with us that one of the Hebrew meanings for wait is 'to be intertwined with'. I thought that was beautiful. If we are utterly wrapped up in God, intertwined with Him, we shall not grow weary nor faint. Instead we will soar as eagles and have renewed strength. Thank you Father!
On another note...since we can't have most of you over for dinner because of living so far away, I thought I would post some pictures of our apartment for you. That way you can picture where we live. :-) We are currently in a 800 sq. foot apartment. We have lived here for 14 months and have really enjoyed our time here. There have been some hard things, but I think trials are a part of life no matter where we live. God uses all of these things to teach us to be more like Him. So far I only have pictures of our bedroom to post. I will get the other rooms in the next couple of weeks.
Keep seeking Him with a passionate heart.

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