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