As I begin I am thinking this post will consist of a few random thoughts and hopefully come together by the end with some continuity.
Starting with an excerpt from my journal. Don’t think those words didn’t hit me square when they came from the end of my pen.
So now I have to ask myself am I driven or do I follow well He Who is here to lead me? Do I race around like a woman with her hair on fire? Not all the time. 🙂
JESUS does not drive His flock, He leads them. So if I am driven — who’s doing the driving? And how quick can we put a stop to this?!
Another excerpt: A timely Sabbath from affluence and technology making room for a tranquil sanctuary for our souls. What brought that on you might ask. Kay Swatkowski. Page 120 of her book a Grand Mother’s Prayers. She wrote in part: “I am tired of the rush. I am tired of the noise. I am tired of the endless commotion and the unending demands heaped on us by affluence and technology. . . .
What I can do is create a tranquil sanctuary in my own home.”
And so I prayed for a timely Sabbath, a tranquil sanctuary for my GRANDS and their parents. And then it happened again — that pen of mine! Could it be I should practice what I pray?
And another: Busyness. Pervasive and widely accepted she said. (Kay Swatkowski)
And I wondered: Have we been deceived into being proud of our busyness? I wonder if we wear it as a badge of honor evidencing how important and vital we are? My journal did some meddling today. But I’m glad.
And so all this began when I wrote, I am here, ABBA, 10:11, late huh? But, ABBA, instead of me deciding how long I have to ‘spare’ to be here – You keep me here or send me forth as You desire. I want to be here. I want to hear what You have to say to me today.
I think I will try it again tomorrow. Might spare y’all the details though. 🙂
And a verse that sums it up for me.
15 This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:
“In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength,
. . . .
Repenting of my sin and resting in His finished work gave me salvation; brought me into Relationship with JESUS.
Disciplined quietness, and trust keeps me in Fellowship with Him.