Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Terrifc Tuesdays

I LOVE Tuesdays!

Why?

Because I don't have to work! =)

It's the one day I'm off during the week. And I can't tell you how much I miss getting up early and being able to sit down in my pj's and blog my thoughts out each morning!

I'm telling you....it doesn't take much to make me happy! Blogging, good coffee and some warm pj's....it's all a perfect recipe for terrific day! (Until the Kennyboo graces me with her presence, which I hear her getting out of bed now ugh......be right back)

Ok, diva in pull-up's now has her movie; Stuart Little 2, her perfectly chilled water bottle, princess bowl with cheerios (no milk) and her cozy heated blanket. All according her "wake-up" routine.

Every. Single. Day.

She's not high maintenance or anything.

Anyway, back to my thoughts.....

So, thank you all for your comments, e-mails and phone calls about my blog entry about the girl's school. This is the hardest decision we've ever had to make. And seriously.....I've never gotten so many different views!!! Which, I very much appreciate since we need to look at all angles.

I appreciate your honesty and willingness to share your stories (good and bad) with me.

This decision has to be made by February since this is when the girl's school enrolls. But mentally, I would like this decision to be made now. I don't like to teeter back and forth with my emotions and this is a very emotional decision.

I read something this morning that touched my heart so deeply. I don't know that it's "The" answer but it's so very true. And I thought I would share it with you.

It's from a book called Come Away My Beloved. A dear friend gave it to me almost a year ago now and every single time I open it up God speaks to me!

The title was "Walk on with me".

"Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, For I delight in it." -Psalm 119:35

I don't normally like to write out books words on this blog but this spoke so deeply to me, I have to share it.

"Be obedient: You will bring joy to My heart.

Neither the applause nor the scorn of others should be of any consequence to you.

My approval is reward enough, and without this, any other satisfaction is not worthy of your pursuit.

Walk on with me.

I will be very near to give you support and encouragement, so you have nothing to warrant your fears.

They will vanish as you obey."

Don't you just love that?

Our fears will VANISH as we obey.

I know in everyone's lives today we are all facing things that we fear. If you aren't......well glory, but I know all to many people who are fearful during these times we are living in.

To me obedience is a daily, hour by hour thing. I mean, yes......we make "big" obedience steps but I think the little ones each day are what makes the Lord smile the most.

Choosing to trust, instead of fear.
Choosing to walk, instead of standing still.
Choosing to praise, instead of cry.
Choosing to love, instead of hate.
Choosing to gain, instead of loosing.
Choosing to let go, instead of holding on.
Choosing to pray, instead of talking.

So as I go on with this Terrific Tuesday, I can hold onto to so much.....or I can hold on to the promises spoken from my God. And I will walk on with my God as my fears "vanish". But...obedience is a choice. Day by Day....step by step.

Oh I have so many more thoughts on this but.......

The Kennyboo is officially "awake" now, meaning bored with her movie, cereal gone and warm. So I guess I'd better get going!

Have a terrifically, blessed day!

11 comments:

Kay Martin said...

Come Away My Beloved and the rest of that author's books are treasures.

Oh, that I could tell you that your girls will do so well no matter what comes out as the decision that works best for your family!

We sacrificed and had our children in private school through the sixth grade. It was the right thing to do, but in the sixth grade my son had a math teacher who most insensitive to boys who didn't grasp her teaching. I knew this was true because one of my professional teacher friends had had problems with her when her son was taught by her.

My son is 30 now and this weekend he reviewed that she was the worst teacher he ever had. We went over what my husband and did during that year: we told our son to respect and honor the position of the teacher even if she did earn the honor. He still walks out that life principle to his great success.

God uses all things. Don't believe the only good education is in the private school and don't buy you can't have a bad experience in a private school.

God will show you....you will hear...all will be well.

On Purpose said...

Nicki...I LOVE the 'choosing list' as those get right to the point. I have the choice...and I need to make the right one...the one that honors and brings glory to Him. I am praying and knowing that all you are going through is on purpose and for a purpose. He delights in you my friend and smiles over you! I love you!

Ginger said...

Nicki,

Beautiful words...full of meaning. My prayers are with you, that you will be able to hear that still small voice of God as he leads, guides and directs you in your decision.

Jennifer said...

I love this! It really does come down to choice - we try to make it so complicated but our day is filled with choices and then the reaction/consequences of our choices - whether poor or right. I pray for wisdom to make choices each that Christ can bless.

Amy L Brooke said...

Still praying.

Once when I had a hard decision to make someone told me to live and think as if I had made it one way or the other, to try it on for a day and see how it felt. Can you spend a day living and thinking of the girls in public school or living and thinking of them at their present school next year and all that would mean. It's not a commitment, but a way of imagining it.

I don't know if that makes any sense, but it helped me.

Cindy said...

It sounds as though you have many things on your plate just now. I have been away from blogging and am attempting to get caught up.

The school thing must be very difficult but I believe that as you are seeking for God's perfect will to be revealed He Will Do It.

And...when your decision is made HE will give you the peace and rest within your spirits that you are so desiring.

I cannot remember the last time I had a jammie day ~ Oh I wish I could do that!

Bless and I am praying.

twondra said...

Definitely praying for you as you have some tough decisions. :(

Glad you have your Terrific Tuesdays. :)

Rebecca Jo said...

Glad you put all that down - it was very touching... believe me, a reminder I needed to hear.

Hope you enjoyed your day off! (jealous!)

MelanieJoy said...

So glad you shared...so needed to hear it. Blessings~

Louise said...

LOVE THAT!!
Such an awesome reminder :)
HUGS dear!

Sharon Brumfield said...

I guess I had never thought about what you shared in such a way. I like that.
When we are obedient fear vanishes...pretty cool!