Today is one of those beautiful days when our home feels warm and my heart feels full.
We all seem to be sick. ‘Tis the Season…but what a wonderful “sick day” it has been.
Max and I slept in, stayed in our pj’s, ate leftover (healthy-ish) cookies for breakfast, cuddled on the couch to watch a musical, built a fort and read books, rocked in a chair, sang songs and watched the snow fall. It was so sweet.
It was slow and intentially so.
As he lays down to rest, I made myself a cup of tea and continued my day of cuddling – on the couch with my Bible. In my opinion, the best way to spend a sick, snowy day (seriously, it is Nov. 9th and has been snowing ALL day! It is coming down in sheets…sideways)!
I automatically found myself in Isaiah 55:8-13:
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the LORD’s renown, for an everlasting sign, that will endure forever.”
Watching the snow fall, I am reminded of its purpose – to water the earth making it bud and flourish. And JUST as this snow falls with such purpose, so is the Word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. It is vast, serves incredible purpose and will not return to Him empty.
It is a matter of immersing myself and taking the time to listen to Him. If I immerse myself in the Word he has given me, the knowledge and wisdom He imparts by the gift of His Holy Spirit cannot help but produce fruit, thus serving its purpose.