Sunday, May 23, 2010

the still waters

It's been a while.

To catch up on my life, as expected, we were kicked out of Claridge House and I was offered a position as an assistant to our company's president.  So it ended up, I got a promotion of sorts and I feel great peace where I have ended up.  The office is busy and the people are sweet; the location is nice and I am able to go out every day at lunchtime for a walk, or to shop, or to study at the nearby library.  God has indeed been caring for me in ways I could not have expected or planned.  Al has had the same job for several weeks now and he comes home before I am even out of bed.  To be able to cuddle with him each morning has brought much peace.  God has provided this schedule for the weeks I needed the car each day to get to my new job.  God provided my new job in River Vale where I am no longer able to take the bus, and also provided a job for Al to allow me to take his car every day.  How wonderful is that??

So this afternoon I had time to walk to the brook nearby.  There is something about that spot, as I stand on the narrow walk bridge over the brook, where I pause and ask God to speak to me.

Today the waters were clear and clean, running briskly and sparking in the sunshine.  Up ahead, there was a spot where the waters were still, almost like glass, and you can see the reflection of the trees.  And I felt like He was telling me to be still and rest in this moment of peace in my life.  He has given me such healing!  Of course, there is more to go, but I am so grateful for how He has led me to still waters.  Right now it is enough to pursue righteousness and allow my life to be His reflection, to follow the flow, not to plan ahead at this point but to wait until His plan is revealed.

How beautiful You are, My Beloved!  How You have shown Your love for me!  I can I resist You? I will not resist but lay back and rest in Your arms, always and forever.

Psalm 23 
The LORD is my shepherd;

I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads 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 You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD