A cheerful disposition is good for your health; gloom and doom leave you bone-tired. Proverbs 17:22
|My life when "I" am in "control".|
I have a full day.
I have a day ahead that could hold some tension, yet, after reviewing the readings from this past week, I am reminded that I carry within myself a love song of the Mystery of Life. When I am empty, loving energy pulses through me. I am reminded that it is not just "ok" but that I need boundaries. On a day with so many things and people, it is important I remember to pause between, and during.
Oh! I was reminded this week that God is dwelling with us EVERYWHERE. That means God is within the busyness, the questions, the people, the situations that will be a part of this day. Not only that! When I let go of my ego and the anxieties that arise only from my ego, God can actually teach me today. Lastly, there are the lessons of Day 6. I am thirsty. Today, I am thirsty for peace of mind and heart. I am thirsty of greater appreciation of myself and the gifts I offer. I am thirsty to let go in order to be willing to hear God's voice throughout this day.
So many pieces of scripture that opened and spoke to my thirsty soul this week!
Isaiah 43:1-7 "I have called you by name, You are mine...You are precious in my sight...I love you..."
John 15:1-11 "Abide in me as I abide in you..."
One of my best reminders to pause - Matthew 14:22-27 "And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray..."
Psalm 63 "O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you..."
|blogging vs.writing by hand -|
always there are pluses and minuses...
As many positives as there are, there is also at least one downside of blogging. I do not have my journal in front of me to look back through, to highlight, to doodle in the margins... all those kind of things I do with a journal. Thus, without taking a lot of time that I do not have this morning, it is impossible for me to look back to discover what brings a smile, or another ah-ha...
Looking back through The Cup of Life...
1. I am surprised by what we have covered in only one week!
2. I am surprised by how relaxed I am feeling at this moment, knowing what lay ahead. I can only say..."I am IN THIS moment, rather than in twelve hours from now when session convenes.
Again, if I had the time, I would enjoy getting my colored pens out and creating something that would represent this past week. Hopefully, I will have those opportunities in the weeks to come. However, for this morning, I think this image is as close as I can come by using Google Images:
Well, I may appear in different ways to those I come in contact each day. I may be pastor, mom, Giz, friend...yet, when I take the time to pause during my day...when I take the time to go away by myself... what is inside all the different faces will be a love song that can only be song by me. It is God's love song, and he is using my voice to send it out to the world.
Casting Crowns has taken the thought of "love song" and created a wonderful song called Lifesong..."Let my lifesong sing to you...." Lifesong - Casting Crowns
|May we each be nourished and fed|
as we continue to grow in you. Amen.
I will not be returning home until very late this evening. If I have a few free moments today, I hope to read the introduction to Week II, The Open Cup on pgs 43-45. Unless, I need to unwind when I get home this evening, I will most likely not journal.
Many Blessings ~ Sandi