Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Peace

Tis the Season. I LOVE this time of year. Everything seems to generate excitement. My girls are wide eyed everywhere we go and watching them light up at every turn warms my heart.

They have discovered that they LOVE to read sitting next to the Christmas tree. We've had school in the family room the last two days so we can be near the tree. Granted it has taken a little longer to get done, but so what!! We're making a memory. :)

Our school day always starts with a devotion. Lately, Chloe has been reading from a devotional guide geared to young girls. She reads aloud and the three of us discuss. Emma then reads a couple of pages from her devotional Bible. I love how whatever Emma reads will come together so nicely with what Chloe has read, but that's another story.

Yesterday Chloe read this at the beginning of the devotion:

"We aren't at peace with others because we aren't at peace with ourselves. We aren't at peace with ourselves because we aren't at peace with God."

Chloe said "That is a good word isn't it?!!" Oh yes it is.

Ponder that quote again.

Just makes a whole lot of drama make sense doesn't it?

I want to challenge us all this holiday season to take the time to get alone with God and make sure we are at peace with Him. Ask Him to show you areas that are out of order and need correction. Ask Him to do whatever it takes for you to experience peace with Him. What a gift for your spouse, your family, your co-workers! When we are properly positioned and at peace with God, everything else is going to fall into place.

I don't want to go through another holiday season just waiting on some new drama to unfold! I want to enjoy the presence and peace of my Savior like never before.


One more thing -

Remember last Wednesday I posted about choosing wise words? I posted that Wednesday morning. That very afternoon I sat down to watch Life Today -Wednesday's with Beth. Well, she started a new series on what else - The Power of Words. I'm fixing to watch the second part of the series right now. I just HAD to share with you. God's speaking a theme to me and telling you helps keep me accountable! Check it out if you get a chance!

4 comments:

BethAnne said...

Isn't it funny how God reinforces a word from Him to us through others? He does it all the time and I love it!

Darla said...

"that is a good word, isn't it" how very precious!!! my daugter recently told one of her friends "doesn't matter what translation Bible you have..its all the word and you just can't go wrong with the word" LOL That is our handing down the inhertance of Christ to our children. Blessings! love ya

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

I just love how God works all those things out. He is so awesome.

Love that word, girl. I love to see your children growing in Him too. It encourages my spirit.

Love ya!
Ang
oh and yes this is my most favorite time of year too-to reflect on our Savior.

Fran said...

I saw the SAME episode on Life Today and just about died. I need that teaching every day!! May we be nothing but a blessing and an encourager to all!!

Love ya!
Fran