Thursday, May 14, 2015

CHAOS!

Can you control chaos? 

The little family is in the process of moving--AGAIN!  I tend to forget how out of control I feel when moving until I am right back in the middle of it again.  I have this delusional idea I am organized and on top of things and never miss a beat---AS IF!  What boat did I get off of?


#1 Daughter has moved 9--count them-NINE times since 2001.  I have moved 3 times in two years.  I should be an expert--AND while I am good---there are some things you cannot control while moving.

Let's start with 4 children---6,4,2 and 3 months--and the baby has colic.  There is a need for full time supervision of these 4 by 2 adults since the baby has to be held a great deal of the time.  Couple that with Dr. Daddy who works shift work.  The move begins to look like an ant pile that someone stepped in the middle of---everyone is going their separate way and no one seems to be accomplishing much.

Add to this scenario rain---not just rain but torrential downpours and thunderstorms and tornado warnings.  After a long day of packing Monday, I came home to a neighbor waiting in the front yard to trim a large shrub and a cellar that was flooded in one of the gully washer rains that day.  I started laughing and looked to the heavens with "Really God?"  He must be having a great chuckle at my stumbling attempts to appear in control.

Oh--the move will get done--somehow.  We are working on it and tomorrow is the big furniture move day.  Did I mention the interior of the house is being painted WHILE they are moving in?  OH YES--somehow in the midst of this confusion and chaos--order will be restored.  Well- in all honesty--order is relevant when you have four children this age, but there will be an illusion of order.

Why would I be bothering to give you a detailed description of trying to control the chaos this week?  It has me thinking about my quest to know God better--it can be quite chaotic.  My quest becomes all about me--and not really much about Him.  I am making a list--following the rules--serving others---attending church---and all the other self imposed attempts for me to find God.  AND all along--He has been right here---right by me---I was so busy running around the ant hill--I lost sight of how truly easy it is to "Know God" by just being still and listening.


“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
Psalm 46:10

6 comments:

  1. ;-}

    makes my upcoming move look like a picnic!

    strength and grace to you, dear Lulu!

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    1. It is tough enough without 4 children, Linda . My aches have new pains tonight!
      Blessings, Friend!

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  2. We have moved 2 times in the last 2 years (well...start of 3rd summer here in this state)--the second time was 2 doors down, LOLOL. And happy to say, that is where we are staying until I graduate and find a job. Oh how I dislike moving....well....packing really. Thanks for the smiles. Blessings

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    1. I for one am done until the hearse picks me up, Friend! Plan to stay where I am till the cows come !
      Is it over yet? Collective sigh of relief for you!
      Blessings, Friend!

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  3. I am sure that your daughter and her family appreciate all the help you give them, Lulu. It's so kind and generous of you to give so much of your time.

    God bless you for it.

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    1. AND, all I expect in return, Victor, is to be taken care of in my old age---LOL!

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