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My husband, Brett and I live in beautiful South Africa and have been blessed with the most precious family. We have 2 very beautiful and brave daughters, Tianna and Angelee and a very precious little boy called Zac who touched our hearts forever in his 1 day here on earth. We never would have imagined that we would have to live this side of Heaven without our sweet boy who was born with half a heart, but every day Jesus carries us through and is teaching us more than ever how to live, laugh and love fully. A year and a half later, our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! This blog has been a place where I have been able to journal my journey through loss, hope and choosing to live a life rich in love.

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26 January 2011

When your Day is Speeding by ...

Anybody else feeling like your week has been a little something like this?
Shew! This week feels like it is flying by as quickly as a speed train. Last I blinked it was Monday morning and I had a host of things that I planned on slipping into all my free time. Free time??? What novel thinking! Everywhere I look there is something more to get done, meetings to attend, responsibilities to fulfill and a busy home to run. This is pretty much "life as usual" for most of us these days. I find myself eating faster (if not skipping meals), talking quicker, heck ... even typing quicker than ever (who knew I had such speed skills - hee hee). Hmmm ... a little balance is in order.  
If you are feeling anything like me today, here are some promises to encourage your heart as they have me today.
"But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint."
Isaiah 40:31
God knows all about our responsibilities and all the"running" that is required of us in a day. His promise to us is that if we will find moments to wait on Him ... even in our "running", we will not grow weary because He will renew our strength. He will refresh us even in the midst of our busyness. Those moments of waiting are moments of becoming mindful of His Presence with us and His promises to us ... taking a few moments to look into His Word  or even just taking a moment to worship Him. The freedom that we have in God is that you can wait on Him even in a crowded room; driving in your car; pretty much wherever you are. 
I love how God only asks of us what He Himself is also willing to do. Take a look at your second promise ...
"Therefore the Lord will wait,
that He may be gracious to you;
And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you.
For the Lord is a God of justice;
Blessed are all those who wait for Him."
Isaiah 30:18
Take to heart today that God is waiting for the opportunity to show you His grace and mercy and to bless you in your day today as you make the choice to wait on Him.
Here's to the rest of the week exploding with His every blessing ... even in the busyness!
All my love xxx


Renee Ann said...

Putting these verses together was a perfect reminder and encouragement. Glad I stopped in today . . .

Adeye said...

JUST what I needed, my beautiful. Most days I run, and run, and run. Thank you for your words of LIFE!

I love you heaps.

Annie said...

As always, Janine, your post fills my soul!!!! Thank you! I find myself these days, finding time for Him in the shower, as I get dressed, at bedtime, in the car (love this time) or anytime it is quiet and I can talk to Him. You are so right, it refreshes me!

Freebies Mom said...

Hello! I discovered your wonderful blog at the hop.
Love it! Happily following you now.
Freebies 4 Moms

Made By Gen said...

A new follower Thrifty Thursday blog hop. See you.

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

It really is a crazy, beautiful life and we serve such an amazing Lord! Beautiful post!

I'm your newest follower! I hope you'll stop by my blog and follow me too!


love and life ♥ said...

That's such a great photo & I love the bible verse. Thanks for sharing. Your blog is awesome, new follower =) xx

Anonymous said...

Great post. Actually my week is just the opposite. After having a dream on Monday night that it was Friday I woke up sorely disappointed on Tuesday. On the upside, my husband received a call regarding a position that opened up by our house (we currently drive an hour to work). If you are patient He will answer.

Following you back 


Praises from a Wife and Mommy! said...

GOD GRACE IS AWESOME! NICE POST!!! New follower found through blog hop! Hope on by my blog and say hi!

Imperfect said...

I absolutely feel like my week has been like this! Great encouragement for my Friday. :)

Lissa said...

beautiful post! I love it! and I want to slow down today!

Vendange said...

Thank you so much for such inspiring words. I'm so happy to have visited you today. Thank you for your word of Faith and Inspiration.

Pamela said...

I so happy I stopped to read your post. So encouraging and I'll be thinking about it all day.

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Anonymous said...

This photo is incredible!

Janine said...

I agree Angel. I would love to meet the photographer.