ometimes the Lord slows me down.
Last Friday it was a bike wreck. I'm so grateful to have received a phone call yesterday that my wrist/hand was not broken. So I'll be back at it soon.
I was just bruised, scraped and yes, forced to slow down for a while. (Plus I ended up getting a taser to carry when I bike ride out of the deal. That's what happens when you are married to a policeman and someone threatens you. LOL! Most bicyclists are nice... just not the one who sideswiped me.)
That was Friday (when it was almost 65 degrees). Saturday it snowed 12" here.
I love snow. Yes, even after this long (for us) winter. I still love snow. It's quiet, beautiful and I have an extra excuse to do what I love best: stay home and enjoy my family, my rich life, my God.
I have noticed that the Lord is so good to put little "bumps in my path" when I need a reminder to slow down and focus on Him. I am so grateful for His care for me in that way. He knows the condition of my heart; how prone to wander it is.
How easily I am distracted by all the "good" things that there are to do.
So I slow down, embracing life, in all of its inconvenient awkwardness.
We walked in the woods, delighting in the quiet beauty of the spring snow....
Yep, had to put the pictures of Great Dane puppy "Dude" and our Pyreneese "Lance." They love walking with us in the snow.
So I'm quieting my heart and reminding myself to slow down and embrace the only One Who Can Truly Satisfy.... Jesus.
For thus the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, has said, "In repentance and rest you will be saved, In quietness and trust is your strength." but you were not willing
I am willing, Lord. Let me find my strength in You.