“Slow Me Down, Lord”

My Good Side

Dear Blog Followers,

Some of you may have noticed that I have not written a new post for awhile and are wondering where I am and what am I doing. I want to assure all three of you that I am still here and, like most of you, I am eagerly waiting for Spring to arrive. While I have been waiting, I have been doing extremely intensive writing about a very dark time in my life and how the Lord got me to the other side, “out of darkness and into His marvelous light” [See I Peter 2:9] once more. I plan to share these writings sometime soon after Resurrection Sunday.

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In the meantime, I need to rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Spring to come, in His perfect timing. I also need to wait until He tells me it’s time to share my story with all of you. Until then, my prayer is the following poem by Wilferd A. Peterson:

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SLOW ME DOWN, LORD

Ease the pounding of my heart by the

quieting of my mind.

Steady my hurried pace with a vision of

the eternal reach of time.

Give me, amid the convusion of the day, the

calmness of the everlasting hills.

Break the tensions of my nerves and

muscles with the soothing music of the

singing streams that live in my memory.

Help me to know the magical, restoring

power of sleep.

Teach me the art of of taking minute

vacations – of slowing down to look at a

flower, to chat with a friend, to pat a dog, to

read a few lines of a good book.

Slow me down, Lord, and inspire me to

send my roots deep into the soil of life’s enduring

values that I may grow toward the stars

of my greater destiny.

This poem is very appropriate for me to read and ponder during this Lenten Season when believers in Christ take time to reflect on what He was done for us, repent and receive God’s forgiveness, rejoice in joy of our salvation, and look forward to His return when He will make all things new!

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Yes, Spring is coming soon!

Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus!

“Be patient, therefore, brothers [and sisters], until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for his precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand” [James 5:7-8].

Peace Be With You All!

Lydia

[I am officially a “tuber”! Go to YouTube and look for Lydia’s Testimony 2015.]

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2 thoughts on ““Slow Me Down, Lord”

  1. Thank you Lydia for reminding al of us to slow down. These past few weeks have been a whirlwind of a time. So often I’ve heard that small voice say, Be still and know that I am God.

  2. Hi Lydia, Where are the pictures in this blog? Is it Bridge of Flowers, Nashawannuck pond? I’m out of guesses. The scenery is as beautiful as you and your blogs. You truly have one of the most intimate relationships with Jesus I have ever witnessed. I’m pushing spring here in sc and will send a separate email with 2 pictures of my jack and the beanstalk planting. Mt 11:28 is a verse that I actually memorized going thru one of my dark times. I’m sure you know it well. So I think of it again after reading about slowing down. Then I recalled 1 Peter 5 about your mention of being restored. May God bless you with His peace, love, grace and joy during this waiting patiently season. love ,diana

    Matthew 11:28“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 1 Peter 5 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:

    2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

    3 Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being examples to the flock.

    4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

    5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

    6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

    7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

    8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

    9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

    10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

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