start . . .
I was really hoping when I opened the page to Gypsy Mama tonight, that the word would be “PEACE“. But it wasn’t, and I was rather disappointed. You see, God planted that word in my heart almost two weeks ago – something to strive for – and something to ask for. So when I read the word, “SEE” I was bummed a few short seconds, and then this verse immediately came to mind:
I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
your walls are ever before me.
And it all falls together – I can write how God did see me, heard me, and showed me peace and without a doubt He showed me again, even now, how I am written on the palm of His hand.
Our first daughter married on Saturday. It turned out to be a beautiful wedding and everything turned out wonderfully. But we had our struggles getting to this day. We are alike in so many ways. It’s hard when I see myself reflected in her . . . the good and bad. So, we clashed, we fought, we said things and we struggled keeping peace . . . and then there were times we’ve been very close. The desires of both of our hearts were to have a beautiful wedding and make wonderful memories. A week or so before the wedding, I fervently began praying for peace. I shared with a couple ladies at church the week before, specifically asking them to pray for peace. We needed a good special week. And, by God’s grace it was, and there were no major conflicts and things fell together.
The morning of my daughter’s wedding a friend came over to do my other girls’ hair and she brought me a gift . . . a gift she meant to give me at Christmas time! And it had Christmas wrapping paper on it . . . and it said “PEACE” all over it! Tiffany apologized to me numerous times for giving it to me so late, and I told her she gave it to me at the right time – God’s time!! It was perfect – and just a confirmation from God that I could see, so personally, how He is pursuing me. (And the gift was beautiful too – she made a picture for our wall – a family tree with all our names on it!)
The next day at church, Ephesians 2 was read, and the word “PEACE” was mentioned numerous times and several songs we sang had the word “PEACE” in it. God allowed testing to come several times in this past week, when I thought things would really fall apart, and I am learning to give more over to HIM instead of handling it myself, and PEACE has still lingered, several times in ways I never expected the outcome to be so peaceful! Such an answer to prayer!
So you see, I’m finding how God is working in me again . . . showing me PEACE . . . and how He is purifying me . . .
Taste and see
that the Lord is good;
blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
finish . . .
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