is it just me?
the truth of the matter is i read quite a bit and listen to a lot of sermons and podcasts, so i've often got something on the tip of my brain that can fit into conversation, and i often worry that i sound like the 'answer lady' - because i certainly am not...
the other day i was chatting with a friend and i heard myself quote something my husband said in a sermon years ago. (in fact, i told my friend that it was the first time when listening to him speak that i didn't hear him, i heard the Lord.)
"when you see an eagle, high in the sky, coasting-
they're actually gradually floating closer to the ground.
if you're in a place in your relationship with the Lord where you know you're coasting,
you're not maintaining the place you were-
you're moving farther away from Him."
this has been ringing through my brain ever since i quoted it.
this is the reminder the Lord had for me - i have been coasting.
this morning a verse came to mind as i was sorting the laundry:
"in repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength..."
i confess, Lord, i've been trying to do it on my own...
i'm busy - and keeping busy - not slowing down to hear from You....
i talk to too much, even when i talk to You - teach me listen...
i believe Your ways for me are best, help me to overcome any unbelief...