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.


Friday, July 23, 2010

Ready, Set, Woah!

Today, I resumed some work.  I have been on vacation for the last few weeks - a well deserved one!  We have been working so many hours every week calling, faxing, computing, hosting, and all other manner of sharing information about Florida Christian College, that I really needed to unplug a bit and rest.  God does ask us to rest one day a week, and I have been neglectful of my rest and recover mode.  Burning the candle at both ends burns you out.  So, I thought that since we came home early from vacation yesterday that I would log on and do a bit of email review and get a bit caught up.

Well, I thought I was ready - have pen, paper, computer, phone and all other manner of magnifying glasses and water glass.  I have business cards and books and papers on the desk at the ready!  I'm all set, I think.  Ready to go! 

Then, the email loads and I had to yell, WOAH!  This I was not ready for!  Yikes!  Do I really get this many emails every day?!  Crazy!  So, 4 hours later, I have sifted through half of my emails in my work computer and 1/3 of the emails in my home computer and now it is past dinner time already and I have to start rolling!

As I was thinking all these thoughts, I realized that the problem was that I thought I was ready, but I wasn't.  You see, each morning, I have a conversation with God before I begin my workday.  This afternoon, I did not do that - my day had already begun.  I was starting in the middle.  My pattern was not the same as always. 

My suggestion - always start at the beginning.  Wow.  Lord, you created the world and all that is in it including the emails and phone calls that need to be handled.  Lord, please give me time to do what must be done and allow me to finish the work you have created for me this day so that you are glorified and I am obedient to your call.  Thank you for all you give me - the skills, the intelligence and the attitude to be a success in your sight.  Bring me closer to you as I speak and respond to others - allow me to be the vessel that shares the image of you!  I am grateful and honored to do your will this day - in Jesus' name, Amen.

So, once that is done, it is easier to handle what comes - at least that is my experience, and I'm stickin' to it...
Be blessed and be a blessing!

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