It has been over a month since I have posted anything. I do apologize. But I have an excuse, exhaustion! (I giggle.) Yes there is exhaustion. That part is true. But the real reason is a wonderful kind of busy! Most times busy is associated with stress or something not pleasant or enjoyable. And there are other times when we are busy preparing for something wonderful. We are filled with hope and God’s promise. It could be anything that holds promise; A new career, going to college, marriage; a child; the trip of a lifetime, or in my case right now it is a homestead. It is a Wonderful kind of busy when we prepare for God’s plan to be fulfilled.
We bought our homestead in Marion County, Florida and things have been hectic ever since. After the closing we went to finish the North Carolina cabin. (see Post: Future Path) With the cabin finished we returned home to work on our two current homes. We are finishing renovations on the South Florida home and began repairs on our new homestead. Twenty-nine years of living in South Florida is being packed up, donated, recyled, or trashed. We are praying the sale of the South Florida Home will go smoothly. The plan is to move to the homestead by the end of the year. Whew! The days are tiring and wonderful busy!
On top of that I did take up the Lord’s challenge to participate in National Novel Writing Month. This year is a different kind of challenge. This story is the hardest book I’ve undertaken so far. The thought of someone injured and then vilified in reports and rumors is terrifying to me. Yet it has become common in the last decade. Most of us have felt the sting of rumors and gossip about us. But what happens when the rumors get out of control and destroy a life?
At today I am about five thousand words behind the daily goal. As usual I’m not sure I’ll make the goal. At this point in the book everything is shrouded in darkness. The story feels too hard to write yet if I quit in the middle I can’t begin to see the ending God has planned. It is frustrating and exciting to see how the story will unfold. This struggle is another wonderful kind of busy.
When I thought of this “wonderful busyness” wondered about the word “busy” in the Bible. So I looked it up in the NKJV. In my quick search, There was only one positive scripture passage out of eight. But it is how I feel on these busy days:
18 Here is what I have seen: It is good and fitting for one to eat and drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labor in which he toils under the sun all the days of his life which God gives him; for it is his heritage.
19 As for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, and given him power to eat of it, to receive his heritage and rejoice in his labor—this is the gift of God.
20 For he will not dwell unduly on the days of his life, because God keeps him busy with the joy of his heart.
I love verse twenty. It brings balance to the rest of the chapter which admonishes against storing up wealth for greed or fear. This is a good passage for me as I let go of stuff and move forward focusing on the Lord’s adventure journey. This part of the journey is swift. If I move past the obstacles and minor irritations, I look around and feel the wind in my hair.
Heavenly Father, thank you for blessing me with this time in my life to work fast and run towards this goal in the race to the future and hope You have planned for my life.2 I pray Your blessings on the readers You have drawn to my writing. I appreciate each and everyone of them. Please encourage them to continue the journey and draw others to the wonderful busy life you have planned for us. In Jesus name amen. In the name of the Father and Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
It is the Lord God who keeps me busy with the joy of my heart!
1All scripture is from the New King James Version: Prophecy Study Bible New King James Version, Editor John C. Hagee © 1997 by Thomas Nelson, a registered trademark of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc.
2 Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
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P.P.S: I am sorry to say I just couldn’t get the audio clip done this time. Hopefully the Lord will help me get back on track with my routines for writing. Peace my friends!