Friday, March 03, 2006

A Restful Break

I know at the end of January I said I was going to take a break, but then I didn't. Throughout this month I've had a lot of things laid on my heart to write, but right now as I sit here and write, I know that I am going to go back to the plan of taking a break. I have a friend who is breaking for the season of Lent...I don't honestly know how long this break will be, but I do know it's long overdue!

My kids and I need buckle down and once we're all healed up, we need to catch our school year back up to where we need to be. I need to focus my whole attention, not just part, on my sweetie and kids. Most importantly of all though, I need to spend more time with my greatest friend...God! I need to be allowing my creative juices to run freely, in terms of writing poems and songs and just journalling everything...with a pen and paper for the time being, instead of my fingers flyinig on a keyboard. I need to spend quiet time just talking with him and more importantly, just sit quietly and wait for Him to speak to me!

A friend sent me a postcard last week...they were and continue to be a mentor to me...encouraging me to continue to grow and be an integral woman of God, wife, mother and friend. The postcard's title was "Abiding Love" and the verse was this, "I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety." Psalm 4:8...her words to me were this, "Thinking of you! I know you will keep that promise to yourself to find time for rest and reflection in order to enjoy the peace God means for you...take care of you!

I hope when I sign back on that you'll continue to come around...right now I just really need to flood my life and home with his peace and love...I need to take care of me and I need to reflect on Him. "On Christ the Solid Rock" is one of the songs I'm supposed to be singing with our worship team this week, if I manage to get more than a frog voice by then. I just need to truly find and meet with my Rock, completely undistracted and totally fixed on Him! God bless you guys...I'm hoping I'll get to catch up with you all when I sign back on!


ON CHRIST THE SOLID ROCK
MY HOPE IS BUILT ON NOTHING LESS
THAN JESUS’ BLOOD AND RIGHTEOUSNESS
WHEN DARKNESS HIDES HIS LOVELY FACE
I REST ON HIS UNCHANGING GRACE

I DARE NOT TRUST THE SWEETEST FRAME
BUT WHOLLY LEAN ON JESUS’ NAME
WHEN ALL AROUND MY SOUL GIVES WAY
MY JESUS IS MY HOPE AND STAY

ON CHRIST THE SOLID ROCK I STAND
ALL OTHER GROUND IS SINKING SAND

7 comments:

Kc said...

Enjoy your blessings Sister and if God allows we'll be back when you are. May He continue to bless you and your family to grow in His love. ;-)

Corry said...

Cinder, all you mentioned is more important then blogging. Please, take your time with your family and with God. As your friend said: take care of YOU.
We will be waiting patiently for your return:-)
God bless you and yours.

God's Grace.

Internet Street Philosopher said...

Do what you do with your family and Lent. "On Christ the solid rock" is an awesome song! Come visit my blog when its all over!

audrey` said...

"The eternal God is your refuge
and underneath are the everlasting arms."
Deuteronomy 33:27

Please take care.
Jesus loves you and your family :)

curious servant said...

God bless.

Take your time.

audrey` said...

I'm still thinking about you :)

Please take care, Cinder.

Pia said...

we'll be here waiting for you. God bless. =)