Following is an excerpt from today's Streams in the Desert. It spoke directly to my heart as it so many times does! My emphasis in bold.
...Then there comes a time of establishing and testing, during which we must stand still until the new relationship becomes so ingrained in us that it becomes a permanent habit. It is comparable to a surgeon setting a broken arm by splinting it to keep it from moving. God too has His spiritual splints He wants to put on His children to keep them quiet and still until they pass the first stages of faith. Sometimes the trial will be difficult, but "the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast" (1 Peter 5:10)
...There is a spiritual law of choosing, believing, abiding, and remaining steadfast in our walk with God. This law is essential to the working of the Holy Spirit in our sanctification and in our healing. from Days of Heaven upon Earth
“Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.” ~Audrey Hepburn
I'm sitting here getting well by God's Healing Hand next to our toasty woodburning stove as the flames dance with all their heart this cool eve in the country...An old Eddie Albert and Joan Leslie black and white movie is on, Hubs is next to me, Becs is perusing her new Peretti book biting at the bit to get started on it for the weekend sighing and watching the movie roll, Li Li has been singing beautifully in the kitchen to Sara Groves and is now taking the movie in previously asking Hubs if the man he is helping is the one who rides the bike with the cigarette behind his ear.... Mar and Delle are at the mission tonight...Delle called me from her Nanny job today and I could hear the tiny newborn making cute noises on her lap. Little sounds from Heaven, a wee little angel, all of five pounds.
Have a most lovely evening,