Flannel Jammies Farm

...praising God on our 1/5 acre of suburbia

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Going Against the Flow

What a time this is!  Tragedies, sadness, illness, financial worry, exhaustion, job stress... all in addition to the things a daughter/wife/mom/friend needs to tend to each day.

But God in His goodness has opened His hands and offered an opportunity in the midst.  An opportunity to work less, to study more, to grow, to learn, to serve Him.  At first I worried.  At first I questioned.  At first I second-guessed.  Why would a sane 21st-century woman leave a full-time, benefited, close-to-home, fun job with a retirement plan?  But I am compelled (with the support of my dear ones) to lift my eyes to Him and whisper, "Yes". 

In this busy world of noise and competition and materialism, I am taking a step backwards.  I, in a rebellion of faith against the world's standards, am Going Against the Flow.

Psalm 27:4-5 {The Message}

I'm asking God for one thing, 
only one thing: 
To live with Him in His house 
my whole life long.
I'll contemplate His beauty;
I"ll study at His feet.

That's the only quiet, secure place
in a noisy world,
The perfect getaway,
far from the buzz of traffic.


Diane W said...

I'm going to miss you - we're ALL going to miss you - congratulations on this new adventure!

donna rae said...

Thanks, Diane... I have been so touched by everyone's good wishes! It's going to be a great adventure, for sure!