A to Z Blog Challenge 2015 – Quest

John is on a quest to find the wife of his dream. He is waiting for the right time-God’s time, not his. For years John has been praying for a Proverbs 31 woman. He’s been making himself ready-spiritually, physically and financially.

In his quiet time with The Lord he got revelation with direction for his quest. John didn’t want it to be based on a physical attraction or anything that doesn’t contribute to a healthy relationship. He wants to know her heart. Quality time together will give him insight about what he wants to know.

Excited about his quest, John moves cautiously in the direction he was given.

A to Z Blog Challenge 2015-Peace

Moving day is fast approaching. Downsizing is hard for me to do. Reducing a house full of furnishings to fit in a two-bedroom apartment is trying to drive me crazy. I like all my belongings but can’t take of them along.

I worked myself up to the point of several panic attacks. Something I’ve never encountered before. I’ve been eating, sleeping and over thinking how to pull this off.

Then there is my guitar lesson. I’ve cancelled them more than I’ve gone in the last month or so. I couldn’t pick my guitar out in a lineup because I haven’t taken it out to practice for a while. There hasn’t been a spare moment.

My instructor phoned me the other day to press me to pick a day to show up because the semester was ending. I sacrificed some packing time to take my last lesson.

As the instructor tended to a few things, I started playing one of my lessons (not very well). In a flash peace like a river washed over me. With no understanding how it happened I was no longer tense. My stomach stopped hurting. All was well with me from the first strum.

I’ve never experienced peace like that from music. I want more of that and not just for me. I want the music I play to embody that peace to rest on everyone who hears it.

May you find the peace you need in the music you listen to.