Monday, August 30, 2010

A Time to Listen

It was a long week and I am tired. There was a whole lot of whining and crying going on around here and I think that mama whined and cried the loudest.

Nothing earth shattering happened, I just think that a lot of emotions started to overwhelm me and I broke.

I am incredibly thankful for all of the blessings that have been showered upon us this year. This move has brought me an incredible amount of peace. I just think that now that everything is settling in, a lot of the emotions that had not surfaced for months all came at once.

Today I was spending my quiet time working on my Bible study for the week and I read from Ecclesiastes 5:1-2:

"Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong.

Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few."

I felt like these words were jumping off the page at me. I am praying for God's guidance and wisdom. But I realized today that I am not being quiet enough to hear His voice.

So this week my time online will be limited. My girls need me and I need my girls. My husband needs me and I need my husband. But most of all, I need God. I need to hear His voice. I know that He wants nothing more than to be heard, but I need to shut my own mouth long enough to hear Him.

So I am sharing the many things that I am thankful for from this past week, and then I am going to focus on Him.

holy experience

#82 My Bike and nice enough days to leave my car in the garage and get some exercise.

#83 Getting back to the gym and being sore enough to know that it has been way too long since I have been there.

#84 The friendships that my girls have found so quickly.

#85 A brave girl that sheds no tears and does so much better than her mama with needles.

#86 A kind nurse and doctor that take care of a not so brave girl when she starts to scream before they even touch her.

#87 Old treasures found to make our new house our home.

#88 Reading the same book over and over and over to a little girl that gets delight over it every time it is read.

#89 A prayer journal that is filling up as I am making the time to fill it.

#90 A table full of dirty dishes because it means we are eating meals together as a family.

#91 Knowing when it is time to quit talking and listen no matter how hard it is and no matter how long it takes.

5 comments:

keLi said...

Hi,

I loved this post because I'm there, too. Both the move to the new place and the need to "unplug" and have quiet time with God.

Best of luck to you this week...

Layton Family Joy said...

applause - what a great paragraph!
So this week my time online will be limited. My girls need me and I need my girls. My husband needs me and I need my husband. But most of all, I need God. I need to hear His voice. I know that He wants nothing more than to be heard, but I need to shut my own mouth long enough to hear Him.

Stacey said...

Praying you find a lonely place that gives you a chance to be quiet and filled with His peace!


Love you dear girl!

Our Family said...

I really appreciated your words & am so glad you are taking the time you need with God & your sweet family!
Jessica

tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

super love amy! at the beginning of summer, i decided i wasn't going to stress about posting everyday. if i had something, i did. if i didn't, i didn't.

it's been such a refreshing thing to step away from the computer ... spend time with my littles and focus on what's most important!!