October 13, 2007

What A Difference A Day Makes

I feel so much better. The cake is already cooling and now the cupcakes are baking. It’s quiet here (naptime for the birthday boy) and I feel alive. Not too tired. Just right.

Yesterday one of my favorite instructional Bible verses kept playing over and over in my mind. I felt overwhelmed with too much on my plate… Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths- Proverbs 3:5-6. I would say aloud, Lord, direct my path, like, a hundred times yesterday. When I was moving about the kitchen, lying down to rest, when my thoughts (my own understanding) were trying to take over, I’d say, Lord, please direct the next thing I do.

And I’ve continued to do this today. It’s really helping me get things in order.

I finally went and picked up my finished little gnome. Remember him? He’s cheered up my kitchen and watched over all the baking going on today. It’s just right.

16 comments:

  1. Oh I love that verse so much myself. Although I find it quite a challenge not to lean on my own understanding.

    How great that you got the rest you needed so much! Have a fun birthday party.

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  2. Glad your day is better. And the gnome looks great!

    Lori

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  3. Glad to hear your rest led to better things. It is so good to feel accomplishment isn't it? Happy Birthday Partying!!!

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  4. look at that sheepish face...what is he planning?

    very timely verse. thanks.

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  5. Cute little gnome.

    Don't let him work for airline price saving companies.

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  6. Have fun partying. I just came back from a 4y/o party.

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  7. I think that is a favorite verse of a lot of people, it's definitely a good one!

    And I could see why the gnome would cheer you up...yeah for fun little things that bring you a smile!

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  8. Love the gnome. And thanks for sharing the great verse. I'm pretty sure very mama needs to stick that one on a post-it in her brain from time to time.

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  9. So glad you're feeling better!

    Thank you for sharing those verses. I definitely need to remember that one more often.

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  10. Wonderful perspective, love that verse!

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  11. i love the fact that he has little eyeballs. so cute!

    jen

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  12. Hang in there Steph, it will get even better still. I mean, how can it not with that fabulous cake to munch on?

    Hope that you are feeling better soon.

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  13. What a great verse. I hope your week gets of to a great start...

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  14. Is that Happy Dwarf?

    Have a happy birthday celebration.

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  15. i heart your gnome. he's adorable. :)

    amy

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Your comment is gonna totally make my day!

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