Good morning and happy Wednesday....each time I say this now I see that funny camel on the commercial saying "hump day is here" So have a happy HUMP day:)
I am sitting on the back porch at Wayde's dads house this morning, the yard so beautifully landscaped with an abundance of trees surrounding us, the view is spectacular and the wildlife is amazing, this morning there was a fawn standing right here in the yard seemingly unafraid of my presence, I have been visited by two squirrels playing in the yard and the song of the birds is amazing!!! It is a bit humid but I can bypass that just taking in all the beauty that GOD has to offer this day....We will be heading home tomorrow morning and although I am ready to go and get back to the business of creating, I too will miss this amazing family that I have come to know this week...
What a whirl wind the last 3 weeks have been, moving from Utah to Kansas, getting our home set up in Kansas, adjusting to the humidity and country living, and now in Pennsylvania meeting new folks, meeting and saying goodbye and now getting ready to make our journey back to our new home...I pray that the coming months will be uneventful and that we will be able to settle in and adjust to our new life without much interference....This month has been all about trust and boy have my eyes been opened...Trust is a very difficult this in our lives as we know it, our government has become so untrustworthy, our neighbors have become untrustworthy and even our friends have become people we cannot trust...as time goes by there is less and less of it in our lives, soon we begin to doubt even GOD, we get into situations that are bleak and tense and we become anxious, we become fretful and nervous and we get disillusioned and cannot see an end, we panic and then we begin to pray...why is that? Why do we wait until things get so out of hand to hit our knees? I used to be like that, prayer was the last result answer to every question...I will tell you this...when I finally began to realize that daily prayer, talking to God openly and freely off and on all day long was the only way to live your life I began to notice a change in my life...Instead of waiting until I needed a miracle I pray for a miracle each and every day, I pray a big prayer for each of you in my morning chat with God and then I pray off and on all day long special specific prayers as they are asked! Prayer has become such a huge part of my life, I don't know how I ever lived without my open line of communication with our Father in heaven, I don't know how I went for so many years without that constant bond that I have today...I trust God emphatically and know that he hears each and every one of my prayers, I know that he listens and the places things in our day to day lives to keep us protected and to provide for our needs.. I know that many of my direct prayers are not answered in the manner that I would like for them to be answered but I also know that all of my prayers are answered, that HE has my best interest at heart and that he will never leave me alone, he will never forsake me, and just as a parent teaches his young child that the stove top is hot and will burn you, just as a parent redirects his child to teach them right from wrong, our Father in heaven does the same...
I leave you this morning with some of my favorite scriptures........
You keep him in perfect peace
whose mind is stayed on you,
because he trusts in you.
Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord God is an everlasting rock. Isaiah 26:3-4
Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Of course not. Matt. 6:27
Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him, and he will act.
He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
and your justice as the noonday. Psalm 37:3-6
Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the Lord surrounds his people,
from this time forth and forevermore. Psalm 125:1-2
He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is firmly fixed, trusting in the Lord. Psalm 112:7
But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.”
My times are in Your hand. Psalm 31:14-15
It is better to trust and take refuge in the Lord than to put confidence in man. Psalm 118:8
But my eyes are toward You, O God the Lord; in You do I trust and take refuge; pour not out my life nor leave it destitute and bare. Psalm 141:8
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13