The Divine Librarian**, Part 2

It is Week 9 (I think) of the John 15 summer memory/meditation challenge with Lisa Burgess and the Do Not Depart Community and I am SO thankful for the anchor of God’s Word.
We have had relatives in our home for 3 weeks and life has been a little intense.  Part of the reason for the visit was so my sister in law could see how her mother is doing. My husband’s mother lives with us (in her own basement apartment downstairs).  She is 94 and we are grappling with finding assisted living care for her.
There have been appointments and conversations and lists and paperwork and appointments and answering mom’s questions (the same one) 5 times in the space of 30 minutes.  She needs help with most everything; it is a transition time for all of us, especially my husband.
Hence I have had little time to myself and almost no time whatsoever to sit and write……except for now at 9:46 p.m. on a Sunday.
But God.
As I said, John 15 has been my anchor–God’s word that I need the most right now, encouraging me (telling me) to abide in Jesus ’cause ain’t nowhere else I can go.
Then this, from the pastor this morning, as we continue Ephesians Chapter 3…(a sacred echo of the Holy Spirit’s message to me):
16 May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality].
17 May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts!
May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love” (Amplified)
‘Rooted deep, founded securely, dwelling, abiding, like the wisteria vine on my deck outside, clinging for dear life. Abiding–it’s all I’ve got.
It is enough.

7 thoughts on “The Divine Librarian**, Part 2

  1. You wrote, “ain't nowhere else I can go,” and I remembered the end of John 6: Jesus asked the twelve, ‘Do you also wish to go away?’ Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life.'

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  2. Jody, ackkkk!!! Are you getting my comments? I've typed this crazy, long, I love you and I love the word abide post twice now… Still nothing.

    I think I will just have to make it a blog post!!! But don't worry, I will surely tag you so you can read about yourself. lol

    Seriously. You have inspired the Spirit to talk with me today. and I love you for that.

    I was overjoyed to find myself here with you and the Divine Librarian today. xoxo

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  3. Such a tender, heart-felt post, Jody. Most people in your circumstances would be complaining, but you are sustaining on the power of the Holy Spirit! Praise God for his everlasting arms to hold us up when circumstances weigh us down. I pray that your burden will soon be eased.

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  4. The words that stood out to me as I read were the very same ones that I see Lisa has left behind for you “Abiding–it's all I've got. It is enough.” I am amazed at how some times I go through life trying this thing or that…when ALL I REALLY NEEDED was to ABIDE IN JESUS. For truly, He is enough.

    I will be praying for you and your husband as you make these difficult decisions!

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  5. You're right, Jody–it is week 9. 🙂 I had to go back and count myself.

    “Abiding–it's all I've got. It is enough.” Love, love this. It's true for all of us, regardless of our circumstances. Praying for clear guidance on what's best for your m-i-l. I know those are difficult decisions.

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