Sabbath Thoughts | Depending On God

Happy Sabbath, friends! I hope you have had a good week. We have had such a busy week of preserving and harvesting around here. I had hoped to start our school year on Monday, but not all of our supplies have arrived yet. I hope to share our homeschool plans with you once everything arrives.

It has been such a good year of learning and growing. I’ll admit, several months ago I was very worried about the world and what impact current events would have on my family. While I still am not pleased with the world today, I am so thankful that the Lord changed my thinking.

I realized that I hadn’t been fully depending on Him. I was constantly thinking of “what ifs.” But the truth of the matter is we will never be fully prepared for everything that will happen in our lives. We have to trust the Lord to lead, guide, and protect us.

This doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be prepared. I believe that we should be as prepared for the future as best as we can. But it does mean that we can have a truly peaceful and restful existence knowing that God holds the world in His hands, and that He loves us.

Each day when I wake up I ask, “What would you like for me to do today, God?” And that is what I try to do. I don’t do everything perfectly, and sometimes I don’t get everything accomplished that I set out to do. But I know that as long as I do my best to walk in His will then everything will be okay.

Today, I rest. It should be a lovely day of walking in the garden and reading books. I also would like to get some Scripture study in. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? I know this is God’s will for me, and I’m thankful for it.

Tomorrow, I will get up and continue going through my “to do” list, while asking the Lord to guide me. He will show me the way to go.

He will help us even when we don’t plan sufficiently sometimes. For example, this year we weren’t planning to expand our duck flock, but my daughter didn’t get the memo. Our female duck laid fifteen eggs and hatched out every single one of them. While I don’t eat meat, most of my family does. Lord willing, we will have enough meat to last one year, with the exception of fish. What a blessing!

Knowing that He will provide for us takes so much stress off our lives. We need to do the things He’s asked of us, and let Him do the rest.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, friends. I hope you have a blessed day!

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