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.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Where does the time go?

Dear friends and visitors,

Wow!  I don't know what has happened to the days since we last met!  They have flown by like a flock of geese escaping the cold winter weather that snapped one night from out of the blue!  So many metaphors in one's getting a little scary here in the writing lab.

Okay, so, where does the time go?  That's what I thought as I realized how long it had been since I shared with you.  Shame shame on me.  Well, I'll tell you where the time went.  It went to working and recruiting and building and writing and well, it just went. 

Have you ever had days where you thought you would get a lot done, but at the end of the day, nothing had been done and the pile of to-do's just got bigger?  Yes, that is what the last month has been like. 

I know just what to do in situations like this!  It has happened before and I know I had the answer right last time!  Ready for it?  Here it is.  Pray.

Yes, I know it sounds a little crazy, or even a bit off the mark, but the truth is, taking time away from the list and the hectic pace and settling down with yourself and your Creator will give you some peace and perspective.

Pray.  Talk to God.  Tell him your tale.  Let Him know where you are, what is plaguing you, what your needs are and ask for the impossible.  God is in the miracle business, so ask for one. say.  I'm serious.  I have in the past asked the Creator of the Universe to stretch time so that I can get all the work He has given me done.  Yes, it does have to be work that glorifies God, but that doesn't have to be work in the, does it?  No, it can be the work you do on a daily basis. 

The work God has called you to, equipped you for and encouraged you in.  Completing this with a loving and joyful spirit, this is what pleases God.  So, grab hold of yourself, take yourself into the place where you can commune with the Lord and ask for the miraculous.  You'll be surprised how things turn out - maybe all of the sudden some of the work will vanish.  Or a volunteer will arise.  Or a call will come in.  Or a job will manifest.  Or the attitude will change and then there is room for the love of the work.  Then the work is a breeze to complete.

My day has run past it's time.  I have too many things to do before the next minute, but I knew that I needed to share this with you.  When we seek God, we find Him.  When we run and hide, trying to do things ourselves, it is never easier.  Seek God and let His glory shine through you.  This will result in the miraculous being seen every day!  Peace and JOY in your work!

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