Saturday, August 30, 2008

8 days down... 172 days to go

Well... I made it through the first full week of school. I know that it was actually my girls that really went to school, but it was ME that stayed home alone. I realized that I have never been home alone. When my son went to kindergarten on Monday, my first daughter was born on Thursday. When that daughter went off to school, my youngest daughter was born within 2 months. So... I have almost always had children at home with me.

As most of you know... I would prefer to have my children at home schooling with me. At my oldest daughter's request, I agreed to pray about allowing her to go to "regular" school. I felt quite confident that God would reassure me that we were doing exactly what He wanted. BUT, God clearly impressed upon my heart that this chapter of my life was closing... and a new chapter was coming. Not only did my oldest daughter go to school... my youngest did as well. So, my "new normal" life has begun.

I have gotten many things done that have been waiting for too long... like scrubbing the bathroom floors on my hands and knees with a sponge, cleaning out closets, and stuff like that. I almost have things finished... only one more closet to go.

The thing that I am looking forward to the most is being able to spend as much time with my Lord as I want to. In the past... I would get up early and start my quiet time, but when the children got up... I would get interrupted over and over. Now the only thing that interrupts me is the dryer buzzer, and I can ignore it or run turn it on for a little longer.

I am eagerly waiting for whatever the Lord has for me in this chapter of my life. I am reading Lysa Terkeurst's book, What Happens When Women Say YES to God, and more than anything in the world... I want to be God's "yes" girl. I want to have such a track record with God that He knows that He can ask something of me and my answer will be "Yes".

I got to thinking about this verse,

Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans that I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you," declares the Lord"

There is no doubt that God has a plan for this chapter of my life. I will just continue to seek Him with my whole heart... knowing that I will find Him. He promises. And, He always keeps His Word.

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Beverly said...

Oh how nice to be able to have all that time with the Lord! I have to say I'm jealous. I pray that one day I will get to be at home like that. Who knows that day may come sooner than I expect because God knows all huh!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Yay! You've survived and becoming accustom to a new routine. Congrats on getting many long awaited things accomplished.

I finaly posted if you've not visted for your washin'. :-)

Runner Mom said...

Hey, Lynn! Good job on getting those chores--the yucky ones--done this week!! I'm sure that everything will work out :).

Like you, I want to be that "Yes" girl to God as well! It's a big step of faith, but...His timing is perfect!

Thanks for that great scripture! Hey, if you finish all of your chores, come on up! I have plenty that need to be done here.
Love ya,

Regina said...

LOVE the title of this one. Maybe we need to get a countdown going on our blog. I'm sure it will be a long 172 days for Jonathon and I. But at least it will have an end. Not sure what end but an end no the less.