Verse of the Day:
“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
I had a crazy week and I felt so stressed and anxious on Monday just thinking about the week ahead of me. With my changed pregnancy body, I even felt tired thinking about my week. What made me anxious was thinking about the lack of energy to do everything and wondering if I'd have enough strength. Well, God is so good! My days were so full from Monday thru Thursday that I wasn't home until about 9pm for most of those days. I thought, "Lord, when will I find time to rest?" Well, my last "appointment" was to help out at church for yesterday's National Day of Prayer. Basically, they just needed a greeter for anyone coming into the church to pray and so that's what I volunteered to do. I was scheduled to be there from 7:00-8:30pm. So, I left home early because I expected a crowd. Well, no one showed up! Not one single person showed up to pray. I do have to add that the church was open for 24 hours and I had the last "shift", so I didn't want to give you a bad impression about our church body. Anyway, I didn't know what to think about my time there. Was it a waste of time? Though that thought crossed my mind, I didn't feel like it was. First, I thought that it couldn't have been a waste of time because I was obedient to the Lord's call to help out. Therefore, though no one showed up, my work was still unto the Lord. Well, the Lord blessed me with such a peaceful and restful time!!! I had the sanctuary all to myself and I had the opportunity to read about all the prayer requests in the prayer bulletin and then I had the opportunity to read about 10-15 chapters of Scripture last night. He blessed me with rest and in addition He blessed me with a time of rest with and in Him. I actually had a wonderful evening and I went home feeling very refreshed in my soul. I had been praying for my downcast soul to be encouraged and the Lord answered my prayer.
Then, today, I just took it easy. I spent a lot of time with DearDaughter just giving her the time and attention that she has needed. I also spent time visiting my visitor's blogs and leaving comments on their posts too. I did some laundry and continued working on my new personal 30 Day Organizational Challenge in my bedroom. Overall it was a restful day. I didn't even cook dinner as I went out to get Chicken Parmesan from the local Italian restaurant down the street.
Oh, I do need to praise God for his faithfulness. I was feeling very discouraged yesterday because the OB/GYN office called to inform me that I failed the first sugar blood test and I need to go for further testing to see if I have gestational diabetes. Well, I had a walking date with a friend and as she asked how I was doing, I explained to her my discouragement. So she told me that she has something to cheer me up. She took out this cooler with dinner in it. She thought about me the night before and doubled up her recipe so that she could make my family dinner. God truly provided me with a double dose of rest on Thursday evening which is truly helping me give these anxieties up to Him and trust in His wondrous and perfect plan!!!
Thank you God!