Matters of the Heart

It has been a few weeks since I last had time to sit and write.  That is and of the year teacher life.  So I have needed some time to rest and along with that comes reflection.  Lately I have had a lot of things on my mind and heart.  They have filled my heart with so many emotions that it was hard to see through it all.  I found ,myself wondering why God wasn’t doing more to fix some of these matters.   I felt He was silent and I was wandering aimlessly on the path.  Emotions can rule us if we let them or we can drop them at the feet of God and have faith that He has a purpose for all that is going on in the heart.  I found when I became still, I had time to hear His whispers.  It seems I needed a little heart work as I was letting my emotions control my path.  Life challenges us and God grows in those challenges.  He untanglesmthe emotions and clearsmthe path as He teaches me to have faith and to trust Him.  He is always close to the brokenhearted.  He finds us to Him.  I can’t say I understand why certain matters were left as is, while others were changed, but I have made peace with that.  To move on the path, I have to let go of some things, take a leap of faith, and breathe onward.  There will always be matters of the heart, but God is always dwelling in my heart and growing what I need to stay on the journey with Him.

Blessings,

Tammy

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Taking a Breath

 Today I feel like spring is finally arrived to stay.  Winter seemed to hang around so long.  The last few days I have been in awe of the robins and their sweet song.  I had forgotten how much I love hearing them sing and how much I missed them.  As I was thinking how it seemed so long before the earth breathed spring in my neck of the woods, our spirits are lot like that too.   Our hearts get filled with hurt and pain, and we lose our joy.  We forget to stop and take a breath, say a prayer, give thanks for our growth and how the journey is moving on.  My spirit lately has been hurt and I was sad.  I closed the doors on my heart and missed out on some joy God had put before me.  It wasn’t long before I opened a window in my spirit and let God do some cleaning.  While I know I have to let go and move on, it is not always easy.  But with God walking beside me, my heart can stop and take a breath and breath in His love.  That is a blessing and something I want every day.

Have a blessed Sunday,

Tammy

Being Brave

Can I just be up front and say I am not brave.  Not at all!!!  But as I sit in the beautiful afternoon sun reflecting on something of a challenge I am facing, God is asking me to trust Him, go out on a limb, and be brave in what He is asking me to do.  I have argued I can’t do this because it is so not my comfort zone.  Yet He has continued to ask me to be brave and obedient.  I admire those who come so easily to being brave  and acting like it is not a big deal.  I thought of Moses today and how he was a little like me and yet he did as God asked.  What an example for us, for me.  But in all of this, God has already shown me He has got this.  He will be faithful and He will go before  me.  It is ok to not feel brave, He will make me brave when the time comes.  Somehow that brings me peace to get on the limb, take the leap, and know God is going to catch me.

Have a blessed Sunday,

Tammy