Monday, August 29, 2011

A Quick, Quiet Moment

Ah...a quiet moment at last. Both kids are in bed, the husband is at a softball game and I finally get a few minutes to myself. I've had so much going on lately that I don't even know where to begin. I see that becoming a recurring theme in my life: NOT KNOWING WHERE TO START.

I believe I said those exact words today when I came home from work and saw the laundry, dishes, stack of papers, etc. And I said it when I walked in my office at work this morning after being out for a week sick with strep throat. Where to begin...a starting point...number 1 on my to-do list...ugh.

The answer to this question is simple enough and one that I shouldn't even need to ask, because I already know. Where to begin; what is the starting point; what is number 1 on the to-do list?

GOD.
COMMUNING WITH HIM.
TALKING TO HIM.
CONFIDING IN HIM.
ASKING HIS ADVICE.
REQUESTING WISDOM FROM HIM.
PUTTING HIM FIRST.
SEEKING HIM IN EVERY SITUATION.



He is the answer to every single question, problem, issue, etc. And although I know this, it is so easy to forget and be overwhelmed with the everyday life that is thrown at me. I know that is my biggest daily fight. And if I could only get that right, maybe, just maybe, I wouldn't worry and stress over my long list of tasks--I would know that He is in control, and I would trust that He will show me which foot to put forward first, in which direction and how fast or slow I should go OR if I should just be still and wait! He answers me through reading His Word mostly---when I am attentive and listening---even when I am not seeking an answer, He gives me direction and teaches me amazing lessons.

My verse for this past two weeks through SiestaScriptureMemoryTeam is Psalm 63:3 (NIV)

"Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you."


He directed me to that verse and two things that stood out to me were that HIS LOVE is better than my life will ever be and that for that reason, every word from my lips should be to and for HIS GLORY!

Being human (and a woman) that can be difficult to do, but I want to make it a point to glorify His Name with my life---my actions and my words. And it all begins with Him- knowing Him and thirsting to know more and more and more!


I know this was kind of a random post, but thanks for stopping in and reading it. Life's been crazy, but God is in control and when He lays another bit of info for me to share on my heart, I will post again.

Until then, have a blessed week!!!

 

3 comments:

  1. Hi Victoria - amen - Start with God, talking to Him, reading His word... Great post, great encouragement
    God bless
    Tracy

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  2. Random posts are always fun. :) But really, encouragement is never random. God knows exactly who needs encouragement at the moment they stop by your blog. ;)

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  3. amen to that thanks for sharing.shalom from holland.. soraya and huub

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