So he past few weeks have been amazing, yet psychotic! Yesterday I was finally able to give my body and mind rest to the extreme for the first time in a bit. It couldn’t have come at a more opportune moment, because although October is not as crazy, it is busy. I kick back up with school as of yesterday, we start a new series at Detour (yes!), we kick off Elevate PM series (yes again!), and better yet, fall is here!!
But I was reminded today of an awesome scripture that has helped me through the chaos of these past few weeks. Psalm 46:10 says ““Be still, and know that I am God”. This verse is used often to help advise those who have a lot going on or are feeling overwhelmed with “life”. But that’s not even the best part of the verse, I believe it has to be read in full context to get the most out of it. The whole passage is basically praising God in many ways! If there was an advertisement announcement for how awesome, mighty, and powerful God was, then Psalm 46 would be the script. The rest of verse 10 is, “I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” In reading the whole chapter describing how God is, then all of a sudden there is a command to “be still” and then a declaration that “I (being God) will be exalted”. When I read that and have a crazy day, it causes me not only just to breathe and be still, but to exalt God for the many things. It has allowed me to realize how important my time is with Him, and how important my time with my family (Liz and Micah our Husky) is. That’s what God has been working in my heart and has helped me get through Psycho September!
Speaking of spending time with my family, last night was the first night in a while as well that Liz and I could just hang together and do nothing. So we did just that! We went and got a pizza and a movie, drove around a bit in her new car (that’s another post I’ll let her tell) and then came home and watched Rio. Then God broke out an awesome Thunderstorm soundtrack for us to just sit and listen to together. It was certainly peaceful and much appreciated. Love wife-time!
And one more thing, speaking of “wife-time”, my wife is awesome! We got up this morning (pretty early) to get prepped and ready her first 10K Race. The Mentoring Men’s Ministry at our church was hosting one, and Liz signed up! She rocked it and did a great job. Definitely give her props for sticking through with it and running it out! Here’s a quick pic of her finishing. Much love.