Greetings and Joy in Abundance!

Ever wonder why some people seem to be floating through life and others stumble?

I wonder this, and seek to find ways to float instead of stumble. Maybe you would like to join me in this search.

Seeking a closer relationship with God seems to allow my life to float along a little easier.

Phillipians 4:5-6 tells us to reveal our gentleness outwardly, that God is near and that we should not be anxious about anything, but through prayer and petition, we should thankfully approach the Lord with our concerns.

As a high energy person, my anxiety can run high. I am constantly seeking ways to leave my concerns at the foot of the cross.

Random? Probably not.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Are you Ready?

Last week was filled with last minute miracles.  Does this happen to you regularly?  You have a plan for your day, an expectation of the way things will go and BAM!  All of the sudden, everything feels like it is spiraling out of control!  This happens to me all the time.  I think in a way, I maintain such high expectations that I am easily bounced out of my comfort zone.

So I know that I should always be prepared for the unexpected - I was a girl scout!  My mom always gave me those gentle reminders about my raincoat or umbrella or the insurance for 'just in case'.  But sometimes, it is your heart and mind that need to be ready. 

I never thought that I would be able to jump in and do a half hour presentation on information I had just been given (well, okay, to be fair I had the information for several days but didn't realize it was a half hour presentation - I thought it was a 5 minute read the paper presentation).  Wow - so I found out that I was very prepared to do this, and it went fine.  I think that my heart and mind have been prepared to handle these things.  When I need to take something over at the last minute, it seems like I can just handle it. 

Sometimes I wonder why.  Is it because my mother always said, "You will do fine. Just take a breath and handle it."  Or is it because my parents always seemed so in control of everything and I always felt like my world was spinning out of control?  Is it my age (oh boy, the numbers keep going up and up) and increase of patience (or lack of concern) or could it just be that I really am prepared now?

I know that we are told in the Bible to always be prepared to give evidence of your faith.  I know that over the years I have worked very hard to be prepared to share the foundation and reason for my faith, and I continue to work at that every day.  When I stand at the throne of the Creator of the Universe, I am prepared to say, I know that all I have comes from you and you alone, Lord.  Thank you for my life and my joy.  That's all I really have.  It's what I'm ready for.  I told my husband the other day that I try every day to be ready for the last day.  If you knew this was your last day, would you make the same choices?  That's the great question.  What if it is the last day?  Be Holy as God is Holy.  Amen.

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