A New Pace

January 8, 2008 at 9:46 am

Today feels so overwhelming I can hardly move. 

Physically taxed.  Schedule packed…all five of us, all week. 

Demands, notices, stuff running over to deal with everywhere.  Laundry piled. 

New goals just seem like another layer of something taxing to do.  No joy in them. We want to be in Tahiti or someplace like that on these days–shake it all off/pretend it’s not there.   Write something funny and light and encouraging…not face real life.  But…not today.  This moment is real. 

It has demands.  Urgencies.  Tasks.  Humans like us trying to fit the bill–yet too tired to even want to.  

Yeah, we know what we need…a fresh touch of Jesus.  But, we’re too tired to even do the seeking.

Only Him.  Take some time to breathe him in.  Rest.  Wait for the fresh touch to propel you forward again.

New goals can’t do it.  Humor can help, but it isn’t always enough.  Little joys don’t bridge a wide enough gap, and {gasp} not even chocolate {though I’m not throwing mine out yet}. 

We need his life flowing in us.  “In Him we live, and move, and have our being”.   He said, “I came, that you might have life, and have it to the full.”

Ever stuck, waiting for that evasive “more” feeling?  It’s there.  Keep waiting on him, resting in him, longing for him…it will come.  “The faithful inherit the land”.

Lord, help me be enough for today, by your grace alone.  Refresh me– in it all– like only you can do.  I’m following you.  It’s all I can do.  All that works.  All that gives me real life.  I wait.  I find your rest.

Comments:  off.  (Sometimes I feel that my personal spiritual posts don’t lend themselves to public discussion.  Sometimes, I personally need to share thoughts, but not converse about them.  I need silent, nodding heads on the other end.  So, comments are quietly off for this post.  Thanks for having my quiet time with me today.  I pray for you, friends.)

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Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:

MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.[1] (Source: Wikipedia)



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