Monday, January 14, 2008

sometimes cleaning is healing

A secret of mine is that when times get tough, I get cleaning. I have spent the entire day cleaning my house. You name it, I've probably cleaned it today. And while I clean like this, I talk to God. So we had a full on, day long conversation and I am better for it. I cleaned the house, He cleaned my attitude and re-focused my spirit. I even got to read some of my Bible study notes, and BOY do I have some thoughts. For now I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who reached out to me via e-mails and blogs. It was so sweet to come in here this afternoon and see everyone's encouraging thoughts. I am letting the situation go. What actually happened is not near as big as it felt, and in the grand scheme of things is really nothing more than a grain of sand in God's plan for my life. So it's a lesson learned, and moved on from. God has a lot more in store for me than this. It's stirring, and it's moving and it's more real than I have allowed myself to realize. I'm excited and scared to death all at the same time! This is a wild ride our Jesus takes us on! Okay, so I have to run but again, thank you to all of you who reached out to me.


Chris said...

Hi Jen,
That's the spirit!

BTW, its OK to hurt and feel disappointed. Being a Christian doesn't mean we have to deny our emotions, suppress or even be angry at ourselves for feeling that way. Jesus has all those emotions. Just channel it correctly.

The important part is, how you move on from there. Obviously you have your focus right.

Again, its OK to hurt. But the beauty is to know that joy comes in the morning!