Can I share something with you?
Sometimes, I just want to write
Without worrying if it’s right or not.
Would you believe I’ve found a place that offers me that kind of grace?
Over at Lisa-Jo’s.
So I will join others and write unabashedly
for five minutes time.
Without editing or backtracking
On one word alone:
It never ends. From the rise of the sun to the moon’s final descend, we fight it: Time. We wring it dry, trying to savor every drop and lay our heads on the pillows wondering if we succeeded.
Something about this makes me wonder if we misinterpreted this gift of time…
Is it just me? Are we too busy?
Busy is a four-letter word now widely accepted.
And excuses are busy’s cousins.
Friends, I want out. This race is not for me.
I wish I remembered where I read that if we’re too busy to spend time with God, we’re busier than He intended. Oh how that makes me cringe as I think about how many times I’ve let busy’s cousin in to reason with my lack of time for Him.
No more. I’m taking Him up on His offer and trading in that four-letter word for a better one: REST.
Yes, I’m letting go and letting God…
So my child may not become a black belt. He may not be a pianist savant by age thirteen. We might miss out on a few fun things…
I might not even get 3 blog posts done some weeks. And I might miss out on a few fun things…
But I can assure you, friend. I’m not missing out on Him loving me. I’ll be taking my time in the pool of grace. Trying to wring it dry. I’ll show my child how to stop and see His gifts all around. For that’s where true joy abounds.
Friends, I plan on savoring long whatever the time right in front of me holds. And thanking Him for each moment it brings. So when I lay my head on the pillow each night I can not wonder but know I’ve spent this gift of time well.
This upside down Kingdom of grace is one I signed up for. I’m going to start living like it.
Let’s reverse this rat race! Who’s with me?
What keeps many of us growing is not sin, but speed.
We lose God in the blurred landscape as we rush.
We don’t struggle with the Bible, but with the clock.
Michael Yaconelli ~ Messy Spirituality
How about you? Will you trade in some busy for rest? How do you? I’d love to hear.
Thanks for sharing your time with me.
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