Well, it's 9:46 on September 30, 2010. I haven't been faithful at blogging this month but there have been an abundance of changes, blessings, and evidence of God breathing all over me throughout the month of September and I couldn't let the night pass without jotting some of them down to remember what God has been doing.
Pete took my breath away...and swept me off my feet on a romantic getaway overnight at the beginning of September. He planned it all without my help or input and it was priceless, a dream, peaceful, and refreshing. We enjoyed some much needed time without the kids. It was only about 28 hours total but it seemed perfect to recharge, fall more in love, and desire to parent once again. The purpose of the trip was to celebrate what God had joined together 5 years ago on September 10, 2005. Pete slipped a ring on my finger and I slipped a ring on Pete's finger with Psalm 34:3 engraved on the inside of his ring. With our marriage life verse, "Glorify the Lord with me, Let us Exalt His name together" we started our journey with the Lord at the center as husband and wife. This romantic getaway was by far the best date we have had. We enjoyed the peacefulness of the waterfall in the small town of Osceola, WI where we stayed, took pictures, had quiet time, watched football, ate laffy taffy, had breakfast "in bed", went out to eat, and did some hiking through the pothole trails in Taylors falls.
To power of prayer took me to a new level of freedom in the month of September...and the old has gone in a deeper still way yet again and the new has come...in some stressed areas in my life! Praise God for that!
On a lighter note...
The diapers are over...for Miracle as of September 7th, 2010. She woke up in the morning and suprised me (it was as if she had planned this day all along) and said, "I'm wearing underwear today, I'm a big girl." And she has had maybe 4 accidents since. Pull-ups are worn at night but she has woken up a few nights and used the bathroom herself already. After one night of waking up to a crying Miracle in the bathroom with the lights on... She was crying because she had gone potty but couldn't reach the faucet to wash her hands... so we made our way to Menards and bought a step stool. Problem solved. So it's just the beginning of Miracle's life as a princess with her Cinderella underwear, jeans, belt, and a tshirt. She never liked to wear jeans either but now that's all she wants to wear.
On September 19th, we dedicated Matthias to the Lord publicly in front of our church family. Proclaiming and praying once again his life verse Isaiah 11:2 "The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him - The Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord." We were blessed to have such dear friends and family (The Brekers, Jamiesons, Larsons, Jensens, and Westers) join us that day at the church service. You can see pictures of this day but clicking on my picture link on the side.
So the deep and shallow breaths continue. September is over but our 6th year of life as the Peter Jensen family is just beginning and I am just waiting to see what God has in store. I am just beginning the fall women's bible study at our church. We are studying about positioning and preparing ourselves to allow God to speak to each of us. The verses so far that are changing me are found in Deuteronomy 28:1-14 where it talks about the Lord's Blessings for Obedience. As I read those verses two key phrases kept jumping out at me, as if God was speaking to me, "The Lord your God will..." and "You will be blessed..." So I am claiming it...desiring faith and obedience of an infant child to allow God to work.
So whatever it is in life that seems over...but yet just beginning...if it seems hard, impossible, or great...breathe in God's truth. My prayer for my own life situations and circumstances is that I would be in a simple relationship with the Lord God and continually let Him speak to me saying, "I, The Lord your God will....will provide...will heal...will calm your anxious heart..will lead...and You will be blessed... and you and Pete will glorify Me, the Lord your God, together and I will be exalted!"
And that has been some good breathin'!
Amen! and GoodNight!