As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this nearly six-acre tract of land, this farmhouse, this domain—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.
Still trying to keep up with the craziness, the ups and downs, the "to do" lists, the fit-it-all-in-ness...which is not how I like to live. I crave normalcy, quiet, slowness, calm.
But instead of letting it all get to me, I am choosing to (as Elisabeth Elliot so often reminded us to do in her radio messages) just "do the next thing," knowing that He is directing my steps, knowing that His path does not always lead through my comfort zone, knowing that where He leads it is good.
I am choosing to meet God in the moment. One moment at a time.
Lord, I need you now, in this moment.
Help me to please you, here in this moment.
Help me to be a blessing, here in this moment.
Teach me what I need to learn, here in this moment.
Quiet my heart, here in this moment.
Speak to my heart, here in this moment.
Cause my ears to hear Your voice, here in this moment.