Be Still…God is our Refuge

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10

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We live in tumultuous times! If you turn on the news or look at the latest headlines, it is enough to make your head spin—especially now in the midst of a very important Presidential election cycle and with an open seat on the Supreme Court. The future of our country is uncertain. It is important for us to remember to pray for our country and pray for our leaders.

We need to remember that even when life seems out of control or crazy to us, it is nothing that takes God by surprise. God is still on His throne.

I just love Psalm 46—it reminds us that God is our fortress. It begins by saying,

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,

though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,

though its waters roar and foam,

though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,

the holy habitation of the Most High.

God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;

God will help her when morning dawns.

The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;

he utters his voice, the earth melts.

The Lord of hosts is with us;

the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah”

Since God is our refuge, there is no reason for us to fret or worry about what the future holds. Instead, we should be still. Trust that He is God, and know that He is in control.

It’s a Great Day for Chick-fil-a

There were days in our early years of homeschooling that were good, and other days when the boys were small that were just down right hard. As difficult as they were, some of those hard times have given me some of my sweetest memories. On those really hard days when I had an inquisitive elementary aged boy, a wild-eyed special needs toddler, a crying baby, and nothing seemed to be going right. My house was a mess, the kids were not behaving—any myriad of problems would plague our family.

I would call my husband, and in his infinite wisdom, he would say, “Don’t go against the grain today.” What he meant by that was to stop trying so hard, relax, and take it easy. don’t be so hard on yourself. He wanted me to enjoy the boys, and not feel so stressed out. He knew that our homeschooling journey was a marathon, not a sprint—and that I didn’t need to try to teach the kids everything that they ever needed to know in life by the time they reached first grade. My husband was more interested in me and the boys being filled with joy. He didn’t want to come home from work to a frazzled, stressed out wife, and miserable unhappy children.

It was on those days that I would buckle all the kids in the car and we would drive-through Chick-fil-a, then drive around and listen to our favorite stories Adventures in Odyssey, or we would go to the park and as the boys ran around and played I would read my Bible. It was there in those moments that the children were content, and mama would regain her sanity. Those days that started off pretty rough could have ended up a disaster, instead ended up creating some sweet little homeschool memories. So thankful for my husband and his wisdom. Some days we are just not meant to go against the grain. instead, it just might be a great day for Chick-fil-a.

Arise, oh sleeper

Good Morning! This morning I am reminded that we were once dead in our sin and trespasses, but we have been called to walk in the newness of life!

We see this in the new testament book of Ephesians 5:14, “for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, Awake, O sleeper and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

May the light of the Lord Jesus Christ shine upon you today friend!

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Hi, and welcome to my blog. My name is Misty Phillip and I am passionate about following Jesus, and getting to know him more everyday by studying his word. I am crazy blessed with an amazing husband Peter, three handsome sons, some of the best friends a girl could ever have, and a life filled with extraordinary adventures. The goal of my blog is for me to share with you the things that the Lord has taught me and is teaching me through my marriage, motherhood, homeschooling, and homemaking, through the seasons of life. The journey has been filled with both joy and pain, and it is my prayer that my life experiences will encourage you in your faith journey!

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