Saturday, August 9, 2014

A Heart at Peace

Today was not a day I was looking forward to
I've had a migraine for two days AND
The entire pool cleaning system
Needed to be Cleaned
Internal parts, filters, baskets, and salt cell
All needed to be removed from their homes
And receive a heavy-duty cleaning

Each part removed
All eight (8) filters ready for their showers

This used to be a job I rather enjoyed
Spending a couple of hours
Hanging out with my husband
Talking, laughing and enjoying each others company

Now, It's just another chore
One that takes several hours and lots of physical labor
Yet, it is also a quiet time for my heart
To listen and hear the Lord
And that is what happened today

The past month has been tough for me
My son was in the hospital with a severe injury
Two days later we left on a Much Needed and Very Over due vacation
That was fun but over 2000 miles of driving
The following week we had company arrive from California
My heart felt heavy and rushed to accomplish things 
From my 'To Do" List

But today the Lord reminded me 
That, just as the internal parts of the pool cleaning system need to be cleaned
So do my internal parts, especially my heart

The internal parts are what make the pool inviting
Pleasing to swim in, look at and relax by
 Therefore they need to be in excellent working order

The same is true for our hearts
When our insides (hearts, spirit, soul) are in good working order
We are pleasing to others

When our hearts are weary, frustrated, and overwhelmed
We put off an unpleasant aura 

When I came in from working on cleaning the pool system
I opened my Bible to this verse.

"A Heart at Peace Gives Life to the Body"
Proverbs 14:30

Oh how I needed this reminder today

The pool system has been cleaned and 
All parts have been returned to their homes

But more importantly
My heart has been reminded of it's own need for cleaning
Through God's Word and spending time with Him

I have a Heart At Peace

I pray you do too!!!


  1. I love that verse. Peace does not come easily for me with my tendency to worry so I have to take my thoughts captive and exchange them for the Lord's peace.

  2. I think I need a thorough cleaning as well. I can sense the peace in this post. Blessings, friend.

  3. I love the way you phrased this.
    I have to turn my worries over to the Lord and cleanse myself.

  4. This was beautiful! God spoke to you and through you He speaks to us.

    Have a lovely week ~ FlowerLady

  5. I also scrolled past this post. I'm glad I didn't. It was exactly what I needed. Yes, if we clean up the inside, the outside will be beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I love it when God gives me a word.

  6. So true. I have been so stressed over things lately. I need time to refocus.
    It has to be so hard for you missing your husband when things pile up. I admire your spirit.


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