January 14, 2012

Joy in Rest

Today I woke, feeling some pity as I am on day 17 of bed-rest. Still, I am grateful for my God who is so big and so caring.

After a delicious breakfast prepared by my husband and served by my four year old, I reached for my phone and checked my emails.

Lately, I have been looking forward to one email in particular.

Each Saturday I am greeted by Amy at Raising Arrows.

She has a fabulous series entitled "Weekends in the Word" for mama's who for what ever reason can't make it to church but can still find encouragement with a few Scripture verses and words of love sent from Amy.

I love this idea. I love that Amy's Blog is a vessel to me during this season of rest.

After breakfast, my husband took all the children out to run errands, breathe in some much needed fresh, crisp air which would allow for me some quiet time.

Quiet is good, but I miss the noise of my family. I realized it had been a while since I had played some music in the house so I popped in Kari Jobe and worshiped.

I danced (sort of), lifted my hands and soaked in His Goodness!  Reflecting on the Scripture Amy chose and the music played, filled me where I was empty. Even though it was only for a moment, it was glorious!

In the same spirit and inspired by Amy, I will have a new series on Pure Modesty entitled Weekend Worship.

I will post Scripture along with a complimenting song or Hymn for you to enjoy and use for worship should you not be able to make it to church as well. (Or for anytime!)

I pray this series will glorify the Lord and bless you at home!
Thank you, Dear Amy!

"But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.:~Psalm 5:11

"These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full."~John 15:11

"Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit."~51:12

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. ~Psalm 23

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