Thursday, May 21, 2015
Around the corner
Did you ever feel like a change was coming? Something stirring up in the very depths of your soul? Excitement? Anticipation? Maybe even a tinge of fear?
That's the best way to describe how I've been feeling lately. But I'm not scared. I'm not worried. I feel like God is really working in my life, in the life of our little family, and it excites me. We have felt some prompting, some conviction to change some things in our lives. Right now, I feel like that's what I need to focus on ~ these things right here in front of me that God has clearly shown me need taken care of.
And the rest?
Well, we wait. We stay yielded to God and wait for Him to work things out.
I honestly don't know what this all looks like, and that's the part that is really exciting to me. And I know that's grace from God because in and of my own self, I naturally really like to know what's going on, what's about to happen, etc. Not knowing is very anxiety-provoking. But with this? Well, I just have a deep peace. I can wait. I want to wait on Him. I trust Him.
In that waiting, we're living our lives, focusing on Him and the many blessings He's given to us. My boy is becoming a shining star in the kitchen. I started a soup for lunch yesterday, and he asked if he could help. He ended up taking over and made something completely different from what I was going for, but it was one of the most delicious and flavorful soups I've ever had. And I had to take a photo of him sniffing the spices. He must have gotten that from me. That's how I figure out what I want to add to my dishes. I hardly ever follow recipes. Instead, I try to match scents of spices/herbs to what I'm making. I don't know if that makes sense, but this boy of mine seems to have inherited that gene. That delights me and literally made me giggle yesterday when I saw him do it.
We're enjoying the days of less structure. Having finished our official school days, we're enjoying seeing where the day takes us and what we can get into. Actually, that's more of what the kids' days have looked like. Mine have been very full with Bible School preparations, garden preparation, animal needs, and portfolio preparation. Lots of preparation going on in my life right now. I don't see things slowing down until mid-June, but I'm sure there will be something else going on then to keep me busy.
P.S. ~ Thank you for the comments you've been lovingly leaving on my posts. I really do find each one to be such an encouragement and a joy to read!