Be Still

My head is spinning. Should we sell this? Should we pack that? The air filter needs to be changed. Can’t remember the last time I vacuumed. The kids’ immunizationsspinning head emoticon (2) are finished…wait, how did the doctor miss that Maverick still needed his last Hib vaccine? We’ve only had 15 visits to different doctors in the last 2 months. Our checklist is getting marked off, but not quick enough for me. I just swept this floor! Still need to shop for some odds and ends things to pack. Why did I decide to cook tonight? I should have pulled out that freezer meal that a dear friend made for us for days just…like…this…

I decided to lay down on the couch for a quiet moment while the boys were napping and Michael and MiKenna were still at school. I only stopped my busyness because I wasn’t feeling well…otherwise I would have embraced this rare alone time and knocked out another necessary task. As I rested there, God brought to my remembrance this Scripture, “Be still and know that I am God.”  (Psalm 46:10) These past couple of months have been a roller coaster of events with many highs, some lulls and even a few lows. Today God, in His sweet grace, reminded me of this truth. He. Is. God. He has called us to Kenya and Rift Valley Academy, and He will make sure we get there in His perfect time. He sees beyond the unswebe-still1pt floors, packing and checklists. He sees everything from the big picture of His global work all the way down to the seemingly insignificant details of dusty air filters. So, until we are on that plane heading to the other side of the world, I will take time to be still….believing that He is God, and He’s got this!

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