Living with Peace and Joy.

You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever. – Psalms‬ ‭16:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬

I’m always in awe of what our good Lord does for us day by day, from the smallest of things to the big that we face He is interested in everything to do with our life.

I remember one day, I was rushing around first thing in the morning, as per usual. Any of you guys responsible for young children will know that to have two boys aged 4 and 5 mornings are well and truly manic! 

We had gone through the motions of eating breakfast, getting dressed, brushing teeth, putting on shoes, finding school bags – all of which have to have the instructions repeated at least 5 times before the task is completed and we’re finally in the car on the way to school when suddenly, I remembered my eldest was told he should take in an old sock, already running late and no time to turn back I started to panic, I’m always forgetting stuff like that and feel like the worlds worst mom then, to top it off that particular day I couldn’t drop one back at school later as I was out at meetings all day. We pulled up on the car park and I broke the news, it was received as I thought it would be, the bottom lip started to quiver and eyes began to fill up, I started to feel the descent of guilt when a thought dropped in to my mind from the Holy Spirit – “check the boot”

For months previous I had been collecting socks and coats for the homeless, a few weeks earlier I’d given the coats to a charity and a huge bag full of socks to a family near to our church, I got out of the car and opened the boot – what do you think I found there? Yep, underneath the shopping bags, toys, walking boots and other junk I insist on driving around with in the boot, one lonely old sock! Praise God! 

This is such a small testimony but no less significant to how much God wants to be involved in my life. He knew I would need that sock, He knew how bad a mother I would feel, He knew how hectic the morning would be, He knew how upset my boy would be at not having one and He intervened right on time. 

This is just a small example of how much I love having Jesus present in my life at all times. This is why each and every morning I ask him to intervene in all I do, I ask Him to overtake me, because He knows what is planned much better than I do. I go to Him with all of my needs, I ask Him to intervene in my children’s lives, He can guide them much better that I can, He knows what they face, He knows what the plan is for them. 

I live each and everyday with peace in my heart, knowing that my family is taken care of and we are wrapped in His perfect love and protection so live in peace and hold joy in our hearts all of the time. 

To live this way is super powerful, nothing can drag us down, the world looks upon us and they wonder “why is she so happy all of the time?” The answer is I’m not happy all of the time, being happy is to do with things happening, I am joyful and that’s powerful, being joyful is a state of mind, being content is having balance in life, knowing I have an all knowing, all loving God watching over me has me live in such a way that I just happen to radiate His love and that is why I invite Him in to take control of all that we do.


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