Thursday, February 26, 2009
Sometimes you need quiet
This is only the second day of lent and I went to my quiet place today. I stayed home from work and really did some serious praying and soul searching. I find when I am able to clear my mind and heart of trouble spots, I become a better wife, mother, friend and co worker. I did somethings that were theraputic for me...pray, pray and more prayer. I also gave the life of my soul some long needed undisturbed sleep.
Today was very quiet. Away from phones, people and external distractions. I feel I can now try again to carry my cross along the side of Christ. Ash Wednesday was truly a trying day. I think it was the anticipation of beginning lent and knowing what I wanted to do, but I should have known, the Lord has his own pathway cleared for me and I just need to remember, He is always in charge. So my direction has changed from what I originally thought I would do to what HE wants me to do! How many times do I need to be reminded?
Create a clean heart in me, O God, and put a steadfast spirit within me.” (Ps. 51:10) When temptations assail us, let us boldly cry out like Jesus, “Get away from me, Satan!” (Mt. 4:10). Let us set forth from the garden of Eden to another garden, the garden in Gethsemane -- from disobedience to obedience – and let us pray together with Jesus, “Not what I will, Father, but what you will.” (Mk. 14:36)