Living with Peace and Joy.


You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever. – Psalms‬ ‭16:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬

I’m always in awe of what our good Lord does for us day by day, from the smallest of things to the big that we face He is interested in everything to do with our lives.

One day, I was rushing around first thing in the morning, as per usual. Any of you guys responsible for young children will know those mornings that are well and truly manic!

We had gone through the motions of eating breakfast, getting dressed, brushing teeth, putting on shoes, finding school bags – all of which I had to yell the instructions repeatedly at least 5 times before the task is completed! We’re finally in the car on the way to school when suddenly, I remembered my eldest was told he should take in an old sock in to make a puppet! Already running late and no time to turn back I started to panic, I’m always forgetting stuff like that and feel like the worlds worst mom, to top it off that particular day I couldn’t drop one back at school later as I was out at meetings all day.

We pulled up to the car park and I broke the news, it was received as I thought it would be, the bottom lip started to quiver and eyes began to fill up, I felt awful, thoughts running through my mind to try and make up for my error when I heard that still small voice in my spirit say “check the boot”. There underneath the shopping bags, muddy walking shoes, toys and other junk was one lonely sock!

I had been on a coat and sock collection a few weeks previous that I’d delivered to the place they needed to go and one odd sock must have escaped the bags –  Praise God!

This is such a small testimony but no less significant to how much God wants to be involved in my life. He knew I would need that sock, He knew how bad a mother I would feel, He knew how hectic the morning would be, He knew how upset my boy would be at not having one and He intervened right on time.

This is just a small example of how much I love having Jesus present in my life at all times. This is why each and every morning I ask him to intervene in all I do, I ask Him to overtake me because He knows what is planned much better than I do. I go to Him with all of my needs, I ask Him to intervene in my children’s lives, He can guide them much better than I can, He knows what they face, He knows what the plan is for them.

I live each and every day with peace in my heart, knowing that my family is taken care of and we are wrapped in His perfect love and protection to live in peace and hold joy in our hearts all of the time.

No matter what happens I’m joyful – people look on and ask “why are you so happy all the time?” The answer is I’m not happy all of the time, I’m joyful, choosing to be full of joy despite the outward circumstance, there are times I’m sad, tired and low, but the fact is I have a peace inside of me that no matter what I know everything is going to be ok.

 

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