Monday, October 4, 2010

Peace, be still...


Patience is...clearly not fatalistic, shoulder-shrugging resignation. It is the acceptance of a divine rhythm to life; it is obedience prolonged. Patience stoutly resists pulling up the daisies to see how the roots are doing. ~ Neal A. Maxwell

I'm needing to be patient right now. I am not wanting to be patient right now. But even in all of this I know that no matter what feelings get stirred up in my heart and mind concerning the things that I have no control over, if I am humble, there is a source for peace. There is always a source for peace if we are willing to accept it.

The Savior Jesus Christ is that source. This is an absolute truth. And I can tell you that today the confusion, impatience and concern that I have been feeling have been washed away because today I sought peace, patience and understanding (several times mind you) and that is what I have received.

And as I was scrubbing out my sink (because one answer I received was to continue to serve and honor my home. Which is quite a lovely thought in and of its self, don't ya think. Serve and honor... and here I thought I was only doing drudge work all of these years) I was overcome by the Spirit and I marveled at what it really means to be a child of the living God.

I am a child of God, sent here by Him, and I can find comfort in His perfect plan for me.
And today I will run through the daisies that He has so generously blessed me with and leave the structure of the roots to Him.

After all, He's a far better gardener than I could ever hope to be.


Marcie said...

Wow. We seem to be in similiar spots in our lives. Just the other day, I was telling my friend that I am continually having to learn the lesson of patience. Not just the simple, "be patient with others"- but the much more difficult act of learning to be patient while God's plan for me unfolds. Her answer was that if the lesson keeps returning, it is an indication that it is an eternal truth. For some reason the way she put it resonated with me. It doesn't make it easier. (Unfortunately) but it has given me a little perspective on my growth as an eternal child of God.

MaryRC said...

wow i needed that ... its so very very true my friend.

4boyzmdmom said...

Serve and honor...what a beautiful thought! My house could definitely use some more service and honor!

Anonymous said...

I constantly learn from you. This is just what I needed to have brought to my mind tonight as it is so easy to feel unsettled in this life we live. Bless you, Sweethear, that you may continue to feel that peace that you experienced here.