Colossians 3:15 KJV — And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Looking backwards, this verse is what my week required.
Although, I wasn’t successful in walking in peace every moment, it was certainly an opportunity to learn to be at peace and simply be thankful.
Because it’s been a challenging week.
I had a migraine from Friday evening through Monday and spent most of Monday in bed.
I was so thankful to God that I was still able to teach Jase homeschool, even though I wasn’t able to get up and do stuff.
Tuesday and Wednesday I felt so much better, but the rest of the family was struggling with illness.
Thankfully, we were able to just remain at home and rest.
Yesterday, everyone was feeling better, but it was my most challenging day.
For some reason I couldn’t get things done without interruptions and I struggled with feeling frustrated and stressed.
By dinner time I’d lost my voice and had to content myself with just resting.
Thankfully, God provided exactly what I needed, through my gracious family.
As we finish out the work week and the homeschooling for this week, I’m praising God for His faithfulness and provision.
Because the biggest test of our peace and thankfulness was the news that the house sale might not go through.
My husband and I talked and prayed and gave it to the Lord.
We acted upon the direction we felt God was leading and put it in His hands.
I specifically asked the Lord to not allow this move if it wasn’t His will, although we were looking forward to this opportunity, because we never want to be outside His leading.
Yesterday, as my husband drove home from work, he let me know God had answered and the sale should go through without any further issues.
We are very thankful.
And I have joy in knowing whatever the future holds we can “let the peace of God rule” in our hearts.
Psalm 100:1-5 NKJV — A Psalm of Thanksgiving. Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands! Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Know that the LORD, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.
Dear Lord Jesus,
How great is Your faithfulness! Your mercy and grace are amazing! Lord, thank You for loving us so much. Lord, whether in need or with abundance You are there. Whether we are healthy or sick, You are there. Whether we are celebrating or mourning, You are there. Thank You. Thank You for providing Your Word and Your salvation. Lord, thank You for being all we have ever needed and walking with us daily. Lord, Your name is great and greatly to be praised. We thank You for all Your wonderous works, both the seen and the unseen. May our lives bring glory to Your name, Jesus. Amen.