Wednesday, May 24, 2006

New Digs (Part 2)

As promised, this is a continuation of yesterday's post. I have a bad habit of starting posts and saving them as drafts but yesterday I got this bright idea of putting out a little tease for readers of this blog.

So, about this new joint I've found. Well, if you read carefully, you'll notice I did not say I found a new house. Nor did I say Mike and I are moving. Just me. Bad news? No, not exactly, because I think this has to be an individual thing.

See, this year for some reason has been one of those toughies. I've kind of been living in the pits, something I'm sure anyone can relate to from time to time. But I haven't just hit a bump in the road; I've been choosing to camp out in that pothole.

Anyways, I woke up the other morning and said, "Enough of this! God, I can't live this way anymore!" I've been reading in Nehemiah but decided to head for the Psalms that morning - to one of my favorites, Psalm 91. It begins,
"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty." I've read that chapter umpteen times through out my life, even memorized most of it in college. But for the first time the other day it hit me - I need to move. I need to dwell in the presence of the Lord. I need to abide in him daily. It seemed everywhere I turned that day, there was that thought - on the little devotional calendar Mike and I read that morning, in the worship songs I listened to on the way to work, even as the theme verse of another blog I've been reading (Psalm 84).

So that's my big move - just a decision to make God's presence my dwelling place. I read a good thought the other day - one of those sayings printed on the paper towel roll, of all places. "I can't change the direction of the wind but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination."

I hope I haven't disappointed anyone but I think you'll agree with me this place is a much better location than any I could ever find in the homes magazine and hey - no mortgage!


Jennifer said...

Amen to that! My "musings on clutter" are that bigger isn't always better, because my clutter spreads, but God's presence is HUGE and clutter free.

Great entries--full of suspense, intrigue and insight.

Islandsparrow said...

PSalm 84 - that's on my blog - even the sparrow has found a home - near your altar Oh Lord. That's my prayer too. Let me know how you are doing - and we can encourage one another!