3/14/2020 2 Comments
a fresh coat of paint
An empty house for the weekend; Andy and I had plans of painting some of the grimy lived in walls and floors of our home while the children spent the weekend with Mema and Papa. But the wind is strong and often dictates my hopeful date nights with Andy. But life goes on...
Three hours into my now solo painting project, worship music ringing through my uninterrupted mind, I remember I had prayed for this. For some alone time to think and breath and just listen to the still small voice of God. Clarity fills my eyes and heart as I look around me and see this quieted home is full of God’s goodness.
Though the finger prints and permanent stains will be covered over, the presence of the Lord is thick and deeply etched into every corner. This surprise alone time was fully planned by God and given to me as a gift to enjoy, to work, to worship and to pray.
Though there is fear pressing down on so many hearts right now, meet that fear with praise. If the Coronavirus finds its way into your life, let it find you singing and cleaning, playing cards and reading aloud to your family. Don’t let panic steal your peace, don’t let perilous times find you hidden in a corner clutching items you bought at the store. Meet fear with prayer and breath peace into the people in your home.
“The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever. The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.” Psalm 29:10-11
3/14/2020 04:11:44 pm
Love you and your heart for our Lord Emily.❤
10/30/2022 02:33:51 pm
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