Pray for us. We have no doubts about what we’re doing or why, but it’s hard going and we need your prayers. All we care about is living well before God. Pray that we may be together soon.
May God, who puts all things together,
makes all things whole,
Who made a lasting mark through the sacrifice of Jesus,
the sacrifice of blood that sealed the eternal covenant,
Who led Jesus, our Great Shepherd,
up and alive from the dead,
Now put you together, provide you
with everything you need to please him,
Make us into what gives him most pleasure,
by means of the sacrifice of Jesus, the Messiah.
All glory to Jesus forever and always!
Oh, yes, yes, yes. Hebrews 13:18-21 The Message (MSG)
I would have sworn today was Sunday! We’ve been home one week today…it seems more like one month!
Four times on Monday we were told (in our individual quite times, on the CD we have been listening to, and on the e-mail devotional we receive) “Be Anxious For NOTHING!” Matthew 6:25-33. Thank the Lord God Almighty that we can rest in His love for us, knowing He understands us perfectly and wants what is best for us at ALL times. Ephesians 1:8 (The Living Bible ©1971 Tyndale House)
Throughout the week we’ve reclaimed the garden, cleaned the house, restocked the pantry and fridge, read, studied, posted to the CCB and basically settled back into our normal routine.
Thursday, strife showed up and offered us an opportunity to have an ‘intense discussion’ over our very different methods of handling anticipation. D is quiet and disciplined. If he says he’s living in the moment – he’s living in the moment. I, on the other hand, say I’m living in the moment; I really believe I’m living in the moment, but my mind is rabbiting around examining every possible scenario and situation in anticipation of what God’s going to do. And, unfortunately, if it goes through my mind, it’s apt to fall out of my mouth.
Hello strife! Who invited you to this party?
Friday was a quiet, uneventful day with the potential for strife dispatched. The high level of anticipation is taking a toll on both of us. And while we are trying to live in the moment and ‘wait upon the Lord’ we are only partly, humanly, successful at it. Holy Spirit, thank you for your comfort and your counsel.
This morning, as I studied, Hebrews 13:20-21 in the Amplified Bible was laid before me.
Now may the God of peace [Who is the Author and the Giver of peace], Who brought again from among the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, by the blood [that sealed, ratified] the everlasting agreement (covenant, testament),
Strengthen (complete, perfect) and make you what you ought to be and equip you with everything good that you may carry out His will; [while He Himself] works in you and accomplishes that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ (the Messiah); to Whom be the glory forever and ever (to the ages of the ages). Amen (so be it). Hebrews 13:20-21Amplified Bible (AMP)
Now perfectly appropriate for us in this moment. Thank you Father God. Thank you that you know what is best for us at ALL times.