I took this weekend off, just to enjoy the news (see my last blog entry) and relax. It was a great weekend! I worked on Saturday but after that it was time to relax and just enjoy life. We went to an arts event, which was awesome. Walter even got to exercise some of his acting ability and had the whole place in stitches. I honestly laughed so hard at one point I almost fell off my chair. I wish I had gotten it on video, I would have totally posted it on YouTube.
Sunday we went to church and spent time at my mother-in-law's house. It was great to visit with her. God has really been teaching me a lot about fellowship and friendship lately. He is showing me how much I need to have a social life. In the past I was quite content just to be a homebody, but the more I get out the more I want to be out. I also realize that I need a balance. If I was out every night, I would eventually burn myself out and would require some down time, then I would be tempted to withdraw completely until I felt rested enough to start the craziness again.
God is teaching me about balance and how important it is to have it in every aspect of my life. It means that I have had to ask my husband to pick up some of the things that I have been doing. It also means that I have had to reschedule my life, but I have made sure to schedule in time for myself as well as quality time with my husband. Hopefully, this new schedule will work and if it needs tweeking I am sure God will help me come up with a schedule that works.
The last thing God has really been teaching me is that in every aspect of life I can trust Him. In the past I have found that I trust Him with parts of my life, but I always tried holding onto some of the control. Lately, I have been challenged to give more and more of my life over to God and as I have He has always come through. It has also allowed me to be more free. Now the hard part, leave the control in God's hands. When things seem shaky is when I typically try to take control again and believe me it never ends well. I am really trying to make sure I leave God in control. It is only when He is in control that I am completely at peace.
Today's verse is Psalm 130:5 "I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope." There are times when I rush through my devotions, because I have so many things pressing on my time. So this morning, when I read this verse I realized that I need to really focus on Him and on His Word every morning and not just rush through it, distracted by my day. God wants quality time with me. He wants quality time with you too.
Join me on my journey through life's joys and difficulties.