(We have had a New Year's Eve party for years. Friends, family, parents, children, and a trashed house by the end of the night. Our goal was to keep our children out of the streets, away from all the drunks, so we started having a party very early on. They could invite ALL their friends. Good times.)
A gently word came from the Lord. It came in my quiet time very early this morning. First of all, as most of you know, God is so very personal, with me, with you too I am sure. He knows my current struggle and has spoken. It is so amazing that I used four different sources (Bible, A call to die, Streams in the desert, and Daily Spiritual Blessings) and each reading tied right in to one another. Coincident? I don't think so.
When I got up, I quietly left the bedroom so I would not wake Kynn. Of course, I forgot to get my Bible. I remembered that Mrs. Harris' Bible was in our den, so I used it. What a sweet treasure to have her Bible with notes in her handwriting. There are not many handwritten notes, but the ones that are there are powerful. Like this one......
"But the children of Be'li-al said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him and brought him no presents. But he held his peace."
BUT HE HELD HIS PEACE was underlined and written beside it in her handwriting was....Proper attitude.
So there you have my struggle. There is a time to hold my peace and today is that time. I am so thankful that God gives me advice and counsel ...now may I accept and act (or in this situation....NOT ACT with words or attitude) on his Word.
I don't know if you can use this word or not today. If so, remember to hold your peace. It will be the proper attitude. Pray for me and I'll pray for you.
Mrs. Harris and Kynn