Still….

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Still……

I still wake up sometimes and can’t believe that I am a wife and mother.  I sit at the breakfast table on Saturday mornings and wonder what in my life I have done to deserve the blessing of 5 gorgeous children and a husband who is beyond incredible.

I still walk in my door and thank God for the home we’ve worked so hard to create.

I still struggle to find balance and right thinking in my role as a wife and mom.  Some days I just don’t know which end is up.

I am  still a slave to dark days that feel endless.  But in those dark days I STILL wait on the Lord to bring the sunshine after the rain.

“he is like the light of morning at sunrise
on a cloudless morning,
like the brightness after rain
that brings grass from the earth.”

I still hope for opportunity to do big things with my small sphere of influence.

I am still amazed at the giving hearts of strangers and friends alike.  Friends that stop what they are doing and come over to just pray with me when I feel overwhelmed. Friends that are willing to listen to the nudging in their spirit, and bless people whom they’ve never met.

I still my thoughts and actions and take time to know the sovereign God.  Who tells me that he is like a whisper in the wind, a STILL small voice.  That only when I am calm and still and quiet will I hear his voice.

  Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.  When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.

I am still learning to be still.

 

 

Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.

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  1. The giving spirit of others and the blessings of being wife and mommy STILL amaze me, too, even and especially on the days when life is overwhelming.

  2. Oh I get you. I have seven and I totally get what you are saying.
    T

  3. I am still in awe at the way you can put words together.

    beautifully written Jess. You expressed still so amazing with descriptive, at times haunting words straight from your heart.

    very well done!

    betty

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