These Days.

“When Elijah took his eyes off the Lord… fear replaced his faith.”                                        -David Jeremiah

                                                                                                                                                          These days are hard. Each one brings with it new concerns and more than enough reasons to feel overwhelmed with dread. Uncertainty looms and questions abound.

These days are the best days to rein in our thoughts and find joy in the mundane. I keep looking for it in the simplicity of the ordinary day. Early morning prayers. Midday walks down a rocky path with my gran-girl counting rocks, and pulling up dandelions, stuffing them in her pockets to give away. At night, we wrestle with our thoughts and choose to trust in the Rest-Giver.

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These days we live slow and intentional, giving careful attention to the smallest of details. If we are the creators, we create. The writers, we write. The prayer warriors, we pray. The singers, we praise. The students, we study. Yes, we bake, we care-take, we play, we stay, we take long walks, and have long talks. We find Him in all the details.

These days may not be what we expected. Certainly they aren’t what we hoped for. But these are the days we’re living in. The very days that were ordained for us since the beginning of time. Let’s not forget that. These days haven’t caught the Day-Giver by surprise.

These days offer us a gift. Time. Open up some space in your heart to receive this gift. Listen for His voice. Remember Elijah? He separated himself from all the loud voices and God met with him. Not in the wind. Not in an earthquake. Not with fire. But, in a gentle whisper. {1 Kings 19:11-13} Elijah may have ran to the wilderness with fear in his heart, but, he came out with faith. These are the Days of Elijah. Let’s declare The Word of The Lord over our lives, our homes, our communities, our nation, our world.

“The Word possesses such power wherever seriously considered, heeded, and put into practice, that it never remains barren of fruit. It always awakens new thoughts, new pleasures and devotions, and cleanses the heart and its meditations.”        -Martin Luther

How are you spending These Days?

What’s He speaking to you during this quiet time in life?

Once These Days are over, will you be changing anything in your “normal” routine?

I would love to hear from you!

I’m not currently checking my socials- so please post your comments in the comment section here @thepearl.site .

-Carly

 

 

Published by The Pearl Community

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6 thoughts on “These Days.

  1. I love this! I feel like this has been a great experience for my household! We spend a lot more time with The Lord and with each other! I am praising God for this storm!

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    1. To be honest, I’m built for slow living. Having said that, this is a very hard time for a lot of folks, which is disheartening. Praying we will all get through this safe and sound… and learn something valuable in the process.♥️

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  2. Love, love, LOVE this.
    I feel like there have been so many days in my adult life when I wanted to call in a sick day (but couldn’t because, you know…#adulting) so I’m focusing on spending these days in gratefulness. I love that you’re not on social media during this season!

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    1. Yes, made the decision a couple of weeks before everything went down… been an interesting time not to be connected! ☺️
      I have no regrets.🙌🏼
      Spending days in gratefulness are never wasted.♥️

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  3. Yes, finding joy. ❤️ These days I am learning to rest and take the time we’ve been given as a gift. What have I been telling myself I would do “if I had more time”?

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