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this season.


Lately, I feel like I’ve been prettttty busy. (As you can see, I haven’t posted on here and nearly a week!!) Every week I’ve had quite a few sessions and although I absolutely love it, there does come a time when I just need to be still. To pause. Even if just for a moment :) During the day, my time is spent taking care of Leland, being with my husband, and such. Any extra time I try my best to prioritize with work (photography.) Some days, I totally miss those hours with my Bible and my journal and worship music. Now, that does sound so wonderful and all spiritual-like but I can’t just always slip away for hours (even minutes!) at a time anymore. Now, through out the day I try to have worship on through out of house. I try my best to sneak away sometimes, but it doesn’t always happen. I’m reminded that the Lord can be glorified through out my little tasks each and every day, through out each and every simple prayer I say. He can be glorified in every little detail of my life, no matter how big or small. I have confidence in the fact that I know the Lord sees this season of my life. And so tonight, when I got home I heard this song from Phil Wickham and it resonated within my heart. How deeply I want to reflect the Lord and His love in my everyday life. To everyone I meet, I see, and spend time with. Even if it is just for a minute spent in prayer, or even a half hour (during leland’s naptime!) it’s during these times when I am filled up so that I can be poured out again. I can’t live without it. Even though these kinds of moments are shorter during this time, they are still sweet and beautiful.

“If you are the sun, Then I wanna be the moon
I wanna reflect the light that shines from you
And if this is war, Then I’m gonna draw my sword
This time I know what I am fighting for…
God I wanna let you know
I want everything you are
I’m waiting for the morning light to show, a fire in the dark
Shine your light, I wanna feel you now…
Shine your light from the inside out, I wanna be more like you”

  

i love the picture! so pretty.

Sometimes I find myself feeling guilty when I can’t spend much time with the Lord. Still, small prayers during the busy moments are so good. This is such a beautiful song and prayer!

my mentor calls them “popcorn prayers” I know them well! I’m actually enjoying the quiet nighttime nursing sessions with my newborn. Gives me time to pray or listen to a sermon. You are doing a great job momma!

ah, yes! One of my faves from Phil’s new CD (I say that like we are hommies…we aren’t. fail.)
My best worship sess happen on my way to …well, anywhere!

Beautifully said! Phil Wickham is wonderful :)

I just wanted to say that I needed to hear this song in the baddest way today. I have been having a rough few days and this song just made me start bawling. If you read my blog from today it tells u more of what’s been going on in my life, but it is amazing when we have moments where we realize we still need him SO much in this busy life. I try to imagine a lot with what I am doing that he is sitting right there, it is especially powerful at small group bible study settings. Just sitting there seeing everyone and thinking Jesus is just sitting right in the middle smiling at us and loving every second of this. It gives me goosebumps sometimes!

I can absolutely identify. Sometimes I feel like I can’t even pause to take a breath while trying to keep us with my two little ones. Thank you for this. I know I need to try so hard to carve out time with the Lord, but why can’t I try to carve out time for everything else FROM my time with Him? Despite my weakness, I know He does understand and has put me in this perfect, busy place. He doesn’t keep score or hold grudges. How amazing He is.

Keep *up*, with my little ones, that is. :)

beautifully stated, i love and admire your heart and your passion for jesus. it’s so refreshing to read about!

beautiful post, beautiful photo

thank you so much for sharing this, arielle! i needed to hear it today. i’m overwhelmed with school and it’s so hard to find time to find to read my Bible but it’s so good to remember that every prayer we pray God hears and responds to!

love in christ,
jess

This is a great reminder for those who don’t have that time to sit with Him. He’s in all the things we do. To acknowledge Him throughout those moments is something to remember.

I hope you have a few minutes to yourself, soon. :)

Emily w/Amazing Grapes

Terra

And enjoy this season of your life….however busy….It will fly by so fast……And what a wonderful Fall season you will have with picture opps. Last year with a draught….the leaves turned quickly brown….this fall will be beautiful with the trees…….And with the “Fall in our lives” coming quicker than we know A beautiful one is allways appreciated! Love the sweetness you “Have about you”….Terra

Chanin

Gorgeous picture!!! Much love, Mom

Well said friend. Sometimes it’s overwhelming when we can’t get our quiet time in, but our God is so good and will meet us anywhere. When we are doing the dishes. Changing a diaper. Whatever. How cool is that? God is good.

Mimi

I could just fall into that picture . . . the Lord has blessed you with such talent . . . love and blessings<3

Beautiful thoughts. Thank you. Oh, how I want to reflect Him.

I can so relate girl! Gorgeous photo! :)

This photo is so beautiful and such a reminder to appreciate God’s beauty all around us!

This is so true! With kids, as much as I don’t like to admit, the time with God seems to dwindle. You just find new ways to stay in his presence :) Like a song or little prayers through out the day.

That is SO crazy because Tuesday afternoon I was fealing like I needed to be filled up too! Instead of starting my mornings with devotions or even a quick prayer, lately it’s been a struggle just to get out of bed and my day starts with Leala crying. I felt God speak to my heart to just be still, so I enjoyed listening to the rain outside and spent some time praying to Him while Leala napped. And then the song “None But Jesus” came to mind. I meant to blog about it, but like you, I haven’t been online much lately. But maybe I can post something today. =)

This post blew me away Arielle. I’ve had a terrible thing happen in my Christian workplace of gossip about me. It’s hit me very hard and I just finished my daily meditation and listened to the song you posted here. Closing my eyes and letting it all go to Him this morning, before work….helped me so much. Thank you for posting. You are such an encouragement to me, your posts are beautiful and your words and lifestyle are refreshing and comforting. Praise the Lord fr blogger friends who are also sisters in christ. :)

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