Sunday, January 29, 2012

DAY 554: PS 91

Going to try to focus but I've got a sweet squirming Brownie feeding right now. Oh how I messed up this morning. I was so tired this morning and it was no simple feat to get out the door this morning. The chaos of it all reinforced why the evening service is where it's out for our family. While singing this morning it hit me that I was the reason it was so chaotic. If only I had gotten up before the kids or at least risen and had a good attitude when the first Brownie started hopping around. Instead of putting them first I chose myself and my own desires. The verse "remain in me" resounded in my head during worship.

"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15:5 NIV84)

He beckons us to remain in His love. It's so simple yet so easy to forget. Church in the morning is much fancier than in the evening. I was feeling insecure which I've felt a whole lot more lately thanks to my post partum fluff. Thankful this morning I was able to remember that this morning had nothing to do about me. If He loves me, then nothing else really matters much.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust." (Psalm 91:1, 2 NIV84)

Reading these verses I go back to His love. He who dwells in His shelter, He who dwells in His love. It's in this shelter that we can endure all the crazy storms that life can fling at us. It's in this shelter that we stop looking at the circumstances surrounding us and find hope.


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