Peace of My Heart

An encouraging voice to drown out the noise

~God indeed has a plan~ December 19, 2013

Yesterday morning, I was on stress-overload.  I had been up since 4:30 and my mind was all over the place.  I have a pretty good feeling that most of my erratic thoughts were due in part to my lack of sleep.  However, we have some very real worries and the more tired I am, the more difficulty I have keeping things in perspective.

Right about the time that I could feel the tears welling up, I heard Emma start singing a song from their Christmas play from the weekend.

“God has a plan, God has a plan.  Don’t be afraid, God has a plan.”

Next thing you know, little Bella joined in.

“God has a plan, God has a plan.  And we can trust it because it’s his.”

And wouldn’t you know that Autumn overheard them and started singing along, too.

“Even though, many times, we can’t understand.  Don’t be afraid….God has a plan.”

Overwhelmed.  How about that for God’s timing?  My Lord loves me enough to send me an encouraging word through the most beautiful little girls in the world.  Out of the mouths of my sweet babes came the message that I so desperately needed to hear.

I am truly blessed to have daughters whose hearts are chasing after the Lord.  How fortunate am I to get to watch them develop and grow in their faith?

Autumn & Emma singing their duet @ church

Autumn & Emma singing their duet @ church

 

~Yes!~ July 12, 2013

yes to GodYesterday I posted, “Why do I write” then I received my devotion via email from Proverbs31 ministries and this little exert jumped out at me:

“You may be thinking, my yes can’t affect others like this. I don’t have that kind of influence. But we cannot even begin to understand the plans God has for us. There is always a far-reaching ripple effect when a woman says yes to God. We don’t have to see the spread of the influence to know it’s there. The power of saying yes to God is beyond anything we could ever imagine.” -Lysa Terkeurst

Confirmation is one of the best gifts God can ever give us.  Self-doubt can be your worst enemy, I know it is mine.  I have really struggled with continuing to write on my blog because I don’t know that it makes a difference.  I have battled my mind when it is screaming that no one really cares what I have to say so why bother?!  Why bother??  Because God called me to do it!  I may never know the effects that my writing has on another, if any effect at all.  What I do know is that it isn’t about me anyway, it’s all about Jesus and what He is able to do in and through us when we are willing.

So I am going to keep saying yes to God when He pulls me to put my fingers to the keys and tell about His goodness.  I will give the devil a resounding no when he uses my weaknesses to attempt to shut me up.  Will you join with me today and say yes to something God has placed in your heart?

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.

(Galatians 6:9 NLT)