The peace of a three year old. You gotta love it…
Does it matter that it is 3 in the afternoon? Nope. Does it matter that he was right in the middle of eating? Nope. Does it even matter that this, late in the day, nap is going to completely throw away any sense of “control” our young family of 5 has over our day day? Not at all. Nap time it is. A peaceful one at that, it was like the rest of the world disappeared.
That is the kind of 2013 I want. A peaceful one. One that strips away all the nonsense of lfie and gets straight to the point of whats important. A 2013 that is less worry and more rest. Less crazy and more calm. Less calculated and more faithful.
In the past I have associated peace with not being so busy. So I waited and I waited and I waited. And, I don’t know about you, but “unbusy” just never seems to come. With each life stage I keep thinking peace is right around the corner, but it never seems to fully arrive.
To be honest I think I have been waiting for the wrong thing. I kept on thinking PEACE is going to happen to me. Like BAM one day some magical thing will happen and I will just be a calmer more peacefuler me. I am starting to think that’s never going to happen. I am starting to believe that peace comes from a deeper, less tangible place, less circumstantial place.
So here it is, my 2013 resolution:
To choose peace on a minute to minute, day to day basis and to dive headfirst into the promises that give me hope.
Are you with me?
“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”