I haven't posted the pictures from last week. I will, but for now they will have to wait. I have been in such a rutt spiritually. Perhaps you know all too well what I mean. That dry place that is only looking out for me. My eyes aren't absorbed with Him, but so much on what is going on around me. I have been buying a lot lately, trying to quench what can only be satisfied through the awesome Father, I call Abba. I have tried keeping a neat orderly house, which I love to do and delight that I can serve my family that way. But the Spirit in my soul, His home, has not been welcomed lately. I am so busy with my 3 precious little guys and my big 1 that I haven't met the Lord in the quiet moments in the morning, but He's waiting there. I will be there tomorrow, it's time with my Savior. After all, I am His Bride. I love going on dates with Ben, you know that. I take a lot of time to get ready, think about what to wear, paint my nails, even whiten my teeth :). Yet, my Savior, my Redeemer, has been waiting for me and I didn't show up. He has tried to reach me, but I am staying busy. So, now in the quiet, I will listen and look forward to my time with Him in the morning and for now, will fix my gaze on Him. I read the following verse on a friend's CaringPage. Their 2 year old little girl has a brain tumor (they were able to remove it). They are going through chemo right now. Her name is Hannah Grace. Please pray for her.
Anyway, I read this verse right before I read Tonja's post and Ang's post. Both posts spoke deeply to my heart and I wanted to share this verse with you all.
"The Lord said, "Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by." Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper." I Kings 19:11-12