Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Revelation And A Confession

Confession: Forgive me Lord for I have sinned...

I will not be going to school today because I'm taking a sick day. I didn't sleep well last night because of these new pills that my doctor put me on. The thing that confuses me is that they supposed to help with anxiety and sleep. I woke up so many times last night and I am very tired today so I have decided not to go to school. My confession is that I could probably make it through my classes, but I don't feel like it, so I'm not. I'm sorry, Mom- if you're reading this.

Now that I've got that off my chest, I want to tell you about a wonderful Bible verse I recived from signing up for the daily Bible verse at http://www.klove.com/. Check it out if you're interested in that kind of thing.

 "Let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body
you are called to live in peace.
And always be thankful."
- Colossians 3:15

I don't know why this verse hit me so hard today, but I'm glad it did. I posted it to my facebook page as my status and I didn't really read it until it was out there for the world to see. As soon as I took the time to analyze this verse, a wonderful calm came over me -which is why I call it a revelation.
Like I said in my facebook status today, how many times do we long for and search for that one moment of peace in our day? Sometimes my day gets so busy that I feel like I don't even have time to go to the bathroom! No, this is not a joke or a figure of speech. There have been days when I've almost wet myself and considered the easy fix of Depends underwear. Ok, so maybe not the Depends part, but seriously, some of my days are just too packed and I'll be the first to admit it. It's hard to believe that this is the life that God really intended me to have....NEWS FLASH! It's not. God didn't intend for me or any of us to be stressed out every minute of everyday-He wants just the opposite for us. God created us to live in peace! Infact, not only is this what He wants for us, this is what He requires of us! Yes, that may seem hard to do, but that's because we are so aquainted with our common lifestyle of filling up every minute of every day....well, atleast I know I am. I have committed myself to a lot of things this semester and this year, so I will have to keep my word and finish what I started, but I'm praying for the Lord to help me remember that verse in hopes that next year, I will finally come to my senses and realize that I don't need to have 5 jobs...I need to be at peace. 


  1. So true! God WANTS peace for us. And part of that is SIMPLIFYING!

    I am learning it more and more. You can clutter your life with distractions left and right and muffle out the voice of God with all of it. I have been guilty of it! Why do you think that God comes to us in teh SILENCE most often? Becuase it is uninterrupted! It's simple. That is God's style.

    He wants to un-complicate our lives. And He desperately wants us to listen. You go girl! Love you!

  2. I'll write you a note if you like. :)
    I think personal days are important.
    Love you.
    Get some rest.
    Naps are awesome!