8 The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Today I kept busy working outside like a mad woman..pulling up weeds and hauling huge 56 lb bags of mulch around to pour onto flower beds. It was intense and sweat poured down rosy cheeks. But I smiled and had a great time being distracted from life.
God is good in allowing us times of silence that we don't have to say much of anything. I wonder what he thought as he watched upon his daughter working hard the land he created, I did wonder if it pleased him as much as me..or if he wished I could have seen how his earth was meant to be for me to enjoy without work..One day!
I had an intense morning among good friends.
But i'm glad for their support and encouraging words. Some choices we make are plain old hard but having good friends helps smooth the way. I remember over a year ago when we first moved here and knew no one and I was praying hard that God would send the right people. He brought an armful plus some to this girl. I can't tell you how many wonderful friendships i've made since moving here.
The variety of personalities among them make me smile the most. They're all amazing in their own way.
My good friend and I walked this morning and talked about God's church and being in the military and finding a home church in the midst of moving every few years. It's difficult but can be done. Sometimes a year into being at one you may be called out in a new direction because that's the best for your family. It's hard..REALLY hard for a girl like me. I don't want to hurt anyone and I want to remain friends with everyone. But sunday morning as i sat in a brand new church something sparked in me this happiness and I knew..just knew that was the peace i'd prayed for. My man was happy and I can't explain what that does to me.
The entire day our home could be described as happy. It's now monday and we're still beaming. That message I heard yesterday is still challenging me tonight and i'm mulling it over considering what it is that I need to let go of that hinders my walk with the Lord.
We talked about that morning's message and were open to each other.
He liked having something more familiar even though he insists a church should have a gym. :) (God gave him that passion and love for sports and I believe one day God will use that for His glory.)
But knowing what we were leaving behind wasn't happiness to me, it is hard. I ran into this today though.
Much of life is about making choices, many times hard ones, and navigating the results. Don't regret the choices you make.
How fitting, right? Then it became clear to me. This family of God's isn't broken down into smaller congregations that there'd be separation..No God intended us to be united as one body..That means ALL of his family. I can still love and grow close to those that i've come to care for from the church we attended this last year.
Good lessons being learned!
And here are some pictures of what was worked on around the home.
I am tired! Goodnight friends :)