Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Anxious

I have been a bit anxious about things lately. With the boys both being sick (one getting over pneumonia), my adorable husband's unpredictable work schedule, and activities outside the home which I have committed to I feel my anxiety heightened. Last night around the dinner table my adorable husband kindly stated that I need just have one day where I didn't feel anxious...Hmmm, Is it that obvious? Is it affecting how our "home feels"? Is is affecting my boys behavior?

After prayer, time in God's Word and a quiet rock on the front porch this morning I have come to the conclusion - God did not intend for us to be anxious or worried. We really only have to lead a simple uncomplicated life- One of Praise, Thanksgiving and Focus on Him. THAT"S IT!!!
When you look at it that way...there is nothing to be anxious about. If the "complicated" things during the day don't get done oh'well!

I feel when we first moved out here away from the city I found a slow, simple, peaceful life so fulfilling. However, over time I have met more people and gotten more involved in "things". While this is good...I do feel I have lost a peace that I savored.

I want to make a commitment to myself and to God through scripture:

"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all . The Lord id near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything with prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God that transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-is anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things." Philippians 4:4-8

"Make your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody." 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

2 comments:

Michelle said...

Thanks for this post and simple reminder. Sometimes it is hard to remember that the Lord is in control. We just need to do our best and let Him take over. I really liked those scriptures. I looked them and marked them in my bible.

amandatonagel said...

Thanks Lacie for that encouraging post. I have felt EXACTLY the same way lately. (I think cabin fever is getting to me here in Northern Indiana!)
Although, I don't know you at all I can see that Christ is living in your home and through your family. How great that you can recognize your weaknesses and learn from them.
Amanda (Lee-Ann's sister) :)