Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What's Inside Will Be Pressed Out

Ok, these posts are a getting a little repetitious around here! However, the first half of the year just seems to be EXPLODING in our faces! We had a few out-of-town trips and they just keep getting added to! Part of it is that my husband's job is sending him out of town a few times this year. One of those times (a whole week -bleh) is unexpected - we just found out about that one yesterday.

That to say, this is a weird and hard next few months for us when we're combining my school, our photography business (which is launching into its busy season), Jonathan's full-time job, two family weddings, church commitments and then let's not forget about regular life with a two year old, right!? He doesn't recognize the fact that we have more on our schedule than usual. And this is just January - May we're talking about. It sure is crrraaazzzzy and I feel like I'm just barely getting one foot in front of the other and tending to the hottest fire. I'm guessing that's life though.

So while this month is busy and reading time is a little harder to find (although still possible, because, hey, books are oxygen and oxygen is extremely necessary!) I still purpose to try and live it out the best that I can. I'm going to make mistakes. I'm going to mess things up. Stress does that to me. I can't live perfectly when I'm stressed.

But what did Abraham say when God told him to take Isaac up to the mountain and offer him as a sacrifice? Did Abraham squawk? Was HE stressed out? He simply answered, "Jehova-Jireh." God will provide. So in these months of insanity, I'm going to trust we WILL survive it and that God will provide day-by-day, hour-by-hour, sometimes second-by-second.

This is not a schedule I would choose for myself or my family. But it's where we're at.

In the meantime, this is a song we've been learning as a church body and it rather communicates what I want to do over the course of the next few months. If you aren't normally one to click on Youtube videos - click on this one. And turn up the volume. (I'm convinced that helps.) ;)

We never really appreciate opportunities for spiritual growth when we're in the middle of them, do we? Well, here's my chance. I don't promise perfection and please don't feel like you need to "help" me learn by ADDING to my stresses. ;) Just know that I want to appreciate the journey -- AND the conclusion!


B said...

I'll be keeping you all in my prayers -- I can certainly appreciate life getting a little busy! :)

~teachmom~ said...

HUGS, Carrie! :)

Lisa Spence said...

Love that song!

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