Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Rolling Hills

There is a set of three rolling hills on the backroad that leads to Paige's school. Every afternoon on our way home, all three kids raise their hands and holler as if we were riding Sheikra (Oh man do I miss Busch Gardens!). It's been a month now, and they still do this every day! So far, it hasn't gotten old. I often wonder how long it will take until they just ride those hills without even noticing. Maybe they will be too absorbed in a book, their homework or just watching the scenery. I imagine one day, probably not that far off, those hills will just become part of the "ride" to and from school. These last few months I have realized many things about myself. One of those being that I really didn't notice the hills very often. I often spent each day, very much like the last. Not really seeking the Lord's will, but kinda just riding "the ride". I'm not proud to say that, but it's true. I went to work, I went to church, back to work and sometimes I even made a trip home! My life was very routine, crazy, but very, very routine. Now I find myself searching for detours, absorbing all I can and putting the Lord first in everything I do. Proverbs 3:5 & 6 says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." I am convinced that the more "hills" I have in my life, the straighter my walk with Him becomes. Maybe that's not true for everyone, but for me, it seems to make me sit up and take notice. Like I've said before, He knows our every fiber. I know our lives as Christians do not make us immune to trials and tribulations. But I know that each trial brings me closer to Him and for that I am eternally grateful!


erica said...

i love to read your blog. it makes me think we are sitting in the psm chatting like old times! i miss you. thanks so much for the book! keep posting, i love to read your heart!