Happy Monday everyone!
It is a sunny morning here in Portland but
I believe we all have a bit of a spring break
If my post last week about Sabbath started you
here are two posts written over the last couple days
that I enjoyed reading and finding kinship in
One more thought…
Last night I picked up Jesus Calling before turning off the light.
I haven’ t been reading it this year so it was a nice treat.
Here is a sampling of what I read:
I AM CALLING YOU to a life of constant communion with Me. Basic training includes learning to live above your circumstances, even while interacting on that cluttered plane of life. I challenge you to relinquish the fantasy of an uncluttered world. Accept each day just as it comes, and find Me in the midst of it all. Remember that your ultimate goal is not to control or fix everything around you; it is to keep communing with Me. A successful day is one in which you have stayed in touch with Me, even if many things remain undone at the end of the day. Do not let your to-do list (written or mental) become an idol directing your life. Instead, ask My Spirit to guide you moment by moment. He will keep you close to Me. **I Thessalonians 5:17; Proverbs.3:6
It seems the majority of my life has consisted of controlling the mess
and staying on top of the clutter.
Even though I know it defines aspects of life.
The above reference in Proverbs says
to acknowledge God in everything and He will make paths straight.
The verse before reminds to not depend on understanding
but fully trust God.
I do not understand a lot about life.
I don’t comprehend in this upside down kingdom how God
makes the last… first,
the weak… strong,
the poor… rich,
the least…the greatest.
But He does it all so magnificently.
Certainly I can trust that He can give
me rest in the midst of the messy clutter.
He says this isn’t too hard for Him to accomplish.
God wants to deliver us from our work and give us rest.
I love how David describes trust and deliverance:
He trusted and rolled himself on the Lord,
that He would deliver him.
Let Him deliver him seeing that He delights
Psalm 22: 8
I can plant myself in the middle of
my piles and find Him, my rest.
In tablets of stone, He said rest.
I acknowledge God, rolling myself onto Him,
acknowledging His Words.
I can trust Him to straighten my path to
land right where His rest resides.
Does it still feel hard and impossible?
Begin with the words of I Thessalonians 5: 17,
pray without ceasing.
the best way to find Him.