Friday, August 07, 2009

A Vacation Theme

In a few hours we leave for our annual trip to Ocean Isle Beach, NC, courtesy of my generous and kind Uncle Bob, who makes this vacation possible by giving us the use of his beautiful beach house. In the meantime, I have a lot of packing and preparing to do to get 9 people ready to vacation (my daughter is taking a friend).

But before I go, I wanted to share this verse I found this morning. I have claimed it as my theme verse for this week of vacation-- a rest for my soul.

Psalm 131 (New International Version): 1-2

1 My heart is not proud, O LORD, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. (my Bible note says this means "excessive ambition-- ouch!)

2 But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me.

I am praying that during this time I will lay down any excessive ambition or haughty behavior and still and quiet my soul before the Lord. That through time in God's word, long prayer-filled walks on the beach, and time spent savoring my family, I will come home with a quiet soul-- one that doesn't long for more, but looks around and rejoices in what is.

I will see you guys back here soon-- I do not plan to post during the next week. Why? See verses above! But maybe God will give me something I just have to share. If so, I might surprise you!

PS. I have a devotion running today on P31-- actually Curt wrote it, but I get equal billing... love it when that happens! :) He's a good sport and he's written some excellent posts on our financial blog so be sure and check it out!
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Jenny B. Jones said...

Praying for a rejoicing soul as well. And a kind, beach home-owning Uncle Bob to show up in my family.

Bonita said...

Rest, rest, rest...

Lesia Glick said...

I pray for you to have great rest! I loved your blog. Lesia

Amy Bayliss said...

Oh that sounds like such fun... and so relaxing!! Have fun, girl! Tell us all about it when you get back!