This week has been crazy. Every time I set my fingers on the keyboard something has happened.
So now I am sitting down at 7:15, with a houseful of ladies coming at 8:30 for Women's Prayer Breakfast.
I have been spending the last few days praying and asking God what He wants me to say.
It would seem pretty simple that all I have to do is be quiet and listen.
But over the last few days He has spoken. He speaks all of the time, to all of us. It is just that we are in a hurry up and do it world that has very little patience, let alone taking time for waiting on the Lord.
I remember a morning at church where my heart was so heavy and burdened, and as we were worshiping the Lord during praise time, I begged the Lord to see His face, and suddenly I felt this pulling on my side, I opened my eyes and looked down into the face of one my little ones, whose eyes were so full of love. And I knew He was there and He is here right now, speaking to us, calling to us, to walk with Him, in His ways.
Everyday we have choices to make, and moment to moment we choose where we will walk.
It is a choice, not always easy, not always pretty, but a journey well worth taking.
There are times that it will be hard and that we do not understand, but we are never alone.
I can look back over these last few weeks, and I can see the highs and lows. But, just as I have had moments where my flesh has cried out, “why”, I have had moments that I can clearly see that He is the great I Am and my soul has rejoiced.
In moments of utter frustration He has given me the peace, to see the absurdity of it and laugh.
Not a hysterical I am the end of my rope laugh, but a joy knowing that this is just a flash of distraction and that His hand is upon it. Even more, His hand is upon me and mine. He will not forsake us. His heart shares the burdens, but his love is greater than anything and nothing will keep Him from holding onto us.
We are His, bought and paid for. We are His sheep. We hear him, and we will rest at His feet knowing that the Shepherd is watching over us.
It is time to remember that for everything there is a season. Eccl 3:1,
And lately I have seen Eccl 3:4, A time to weep, A time to mourn,
But I see His promise of a time to laugh and a time to dance,
And it is time, to lift off the burdens of this life and to laugh and dance in the victory of His love and the joy of being His and His alone.
Psalm 46:10-11Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. [King James version]
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