That I do not possess. God is constantly testing me in this area and every time I fail. Miserably. There are several things in my life on hold right now. Not really important what they are at the moment, but what is important is that I ran across a thought, actually more of a scriptural truth in a devotion or book (can't remember which).
Isaiah 40:30-31 "Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."
God provides times of waiting. Now I agree with Inigo Montoya in the Princess Bride when he says, "I hate waiting" while allowing Wesley to regain his strength after climbing a very steep, tall cliff. I want answers and things to happen right now. But God is saying, "Wait. Enjoy this time of peace and good health. Eat up every moment with your husband and children. Bask in my glory. Rest and renew your strength. Seek my guidance and wait." I don't know at the moment what the outcome of this time of waiting is going to be, but after having this verse brought to my attention, I want to use this time wisely. I'm still impatient, but maybe a little less knowing that He has a purpose in everything, even in waiting.
We finally ventured outdoors to play on Sunday. Although it was still rather treacherous if you got below the snow layer, it was great packing snow and we managed to build a nice snowman in my parent's backyard as well as sled down the small hill they have. Jacob's favorite part was using his shovel...he's a worker:) Ryan's favorite part was eating. The kid might be thin, but he loves food! Enjoy the pictures!
The eyes are pepperonis. Jacob ate one when no one was looking, so we had to get more. Then we went home and made a pizza for dinner with lots of snowman eyeballs on it!!