- a thankful heart-always
- peace regardless of what’s going on around me
These are my longings. Of course there may be others, but some are too private to blog about and others are too silly share. I find myself thinking about these particular longings quite often.
Specifically this applies to my home life and my homemaking. I desire to streamline things in such a way that they don’t require much thought in order to carry them out, like meal planning and cleaning, like clothing and homeschool. Each thing can be so time consuming, so all consuming. I long to simplify. This is why I am constantly purging. Purging closets, purging cupboards, always purging. I can’t fight with clutter and the chaos so instead I give it to somebody else to deal with.
I long to have a life that is the aroma of worship. In everything thing I do, do it to the glory of God. As far as I can tell my stuff doesn’t glorify God in any way. It’s just stuff. But my words, my actions, the grace I give and the love I share, those things speak to worship, speak to God’s goodness and fullness in my life. That’s the worship I long for. I long to have a song on my lips, one that doesn’t glorify me or my life, but one that glorifies Him, the giver of all life.
A Thankful Heart.
I’ve always had a thankful heart, always understood the importance of thankfulness as far as God’s kingdom is concerned but what else? Is it enough? My dear friend gave me a book recently, a book that I’ve had in my Amazon wishlist since before Christmas and it is a book that is changing my life. Please, if you long for the fullness of God, read this book. Grasp onto this thankfulness, change and be filled.
It’s not a secret and I don’t think I’m alone in this longing. What mom doesn’t long for peace in her home, but more than in my home I long for it in my person. I’m tired of the turmoil, tired of the roller coaster, tired of worry. To be able to transport myself to peace, no matter what is going on around me, that is my longing. To rest in the fullness of God, to cling to His peace that passes my understanding, that’s where I want to be. Always.
As carnal as it may seem, I do long for it. For a little word of thanks, a little good job honey, a little thanks for being my friend. God’s word is the greatest encouragement though isn’t it? And so even when I’m feeling needy and wishing for a little earthy encouragement God’s word never fails and I think the reason I love Matthew 28:20 so much is because of that promise that Jesus will never leave me, that to me is the ultimate encouragement.
The Battle is the Lord’s,