I have been snowed in all week, which has its benefits but I missed seeing faces and talking to people. I have been alone with my thoughts...all day for hours. Its been interesting. Most of my plans for this week got canceled, and I noticed that it was hard for me to not be busy. It was a time of rest and it was a nice surprise.
My church is reading through the New Testament together this year. I spent a lot of time catching up on my reading. To give things a spin I read out of the Message. The stories from Matthew starting jumping off the pages for me. I was happy at all the new things I was getting from the reading. So there I was...alone all week and really alone with God. Reading His Word, hearing my thoughts, and seeking His. I can't honestly remember when I had that kind of solitude. It was so good for my heart. Of course, I wanted to fight the solitude all that I could. I deep cleaned my house, spent time organizing, and reading blogs but then I knew that I just needed to rest and be alone.The biggest thing I learned this week is that God desires our faith. Over and over again it kept coming back to faith. I started to take it all in again...that with God all things are possible!! I believe!
"The simple truth is that if you had a mere kernel of faith, a poppy seed, say, you would tell this mountain, 'Move'! and it would move. There is nothing you wouldn't be able to tackle."
Matthew 17:20 The Message.