Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Restoration

Sunday morning found us dragging our feet. We all sleep in later then normal. (Especially Chuck who is an early riser.) Then we just didn't seem to be motivated. After a little back and forth we decided to play hookie from church. Not because we didn't want to worship. Far from that. I think we were both emotionally tired. We love our Sunday service, but lets face it, sometimes it is work. You have to dress nice, put on a happy face, make small talk and wrangle your child. For this intovert it is not always easy.

We decided to hit the road, run through the drive thru for a late breakfast and have a quiet time of worship.
He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Psalm 23:2-2
Our intent was to stop by a stream and have our breakfast and some quiet time. That didn't work out as the bugs were so bad. Bug spray wasn't enough to fight them off with all of the rain we have had. We ended up eating in the van and then hitting the road for a drive.
We passed corn fields, pastures and farms. Each passing mile we could feel the cares of the world lifting away.

Create in me a clean heart. O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirt from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit. Psalm 51:10-12
We then came to a place to stop. No one was around and it was peaceful and quiet. We were able to be still, and hear ourselves think.

Be still, and know that I am God... Psalm 46:10
 
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

After soaking in the beauty of our surroundings Chuck began to read scripture to us.
For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the mist of them. Matthew 18:20

We prayed together. Pouring out our worries and singing His praises. Oh, what a joy it was!
It just so happened that spot we were lead to was the shelter area of an older, beautiful church. 
I am extremely grateful for a Savior who is faithful and always, always meets my needs. Thank you, Lord, for this time of restoration!

May your day be filled with joy and contentment!  

4 comments:

  1. I love this post! What a beautiful way to spend time together on a Sunday morning when you need a little change from your regular church service. Thanks for sharing this.

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  2. We have spent plenty of Sundays having our own little time of worship, over the past 17 years. Those moments were perfect for a time of recharging.

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  3. Sounds like a lovely Sabbath, Wendi!

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  4. What a wonderful time of family connections, refreshment and praise! Sounds perfect to me.

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