Now the thought of being still and quiet is not real high on my list of priorities.
I am a mom after all, of 5 kids of a great variance of needs and ages.
And being quiet requires me to focus on keeping my mind still and in places of peace.
It is much easier to be busy.
You know the challenge of being a Mary in a Martha world---I am reading that book right now by the way!
This mornings run to Walmart ended with a two hour stretch down on the couch.
All this laying around has caused sleepless nights too.
So what have I been learning through this trial of rest....
TV is bad company after a show or two--LOL
God's perfect timing---the two books that had been delayed reaching me, both got here, one the day before and one the day after my surgery. The other one is Follow Me by David Platt---great book.
As I had the time to really digest the Follow Me book and think on it, it became clear that the timing was perfect for one of my children and the struggles they were having. Me being down allowed the time to read, reflect, and train.
I have been working on memorizing the book of Colossians and have been doing it while I have been walking. With that option out right now, I have been doing lots of review while laying sleepless in bed at nights! Though I may be reviewing it a little incorrectly in the dark--LOL
I am so thankful to have a husband who loves to cook--and a son who is extremely interested in learning--especially this vegan thing we are doing.
And on the humorous side, guys really do think a kitchen is clean when it is very questionable whether it is!
And I am so very thankful for my husband's great job with good insurance that allows me to have this surgery done so that I can keep up with my family again without the constant pain.
God is good.
Lessons learned are good.
And I am learning that being still can be good.
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