On this Walk with Him Wednesday I wanted to share with you how I’m learning to
and know that God is God. I began blogging regularly when Ann Voskamp challenged her readers to name the year 2011 and come up with a resolution. Then, I pre-ordered her book and it was a longggg 3 weeks till it came. Throughout the winter I read and learned about living in the NOW. Why in the NOW, you ask? Because it is really the only time I have! It is now or nothing; now here or nowhere. Waiting for a future time for happiness is a pipe dream. If I soak up all that is right in front of me now, attend to the details and respond to the needs, then, I will really live. But if I fail to see what is right in front of me, do not attend to the details in the moment and trip over the needs lined up right at my door, I might as well be dead. God wants me to S~L~O~W down, take time and be. Be what? Whatever He needs at the moment.
I have come to realize that life is not an emergency. I do not have to run around and put out fires. Life is a journey of some length and I can not hurry any of it lest I miss it altogether. Oh, that I’d have come to this sooner. I would have rocked babies more, played games more, went to parks more, “you name it’ more… I think I would have been in community more, too, letting others gift me with their talents in exchange for lending them mine. Because of the Great Exchange of Jesus’ life for mine, I walk with Him this Wednesday.
Upon a life I did not live
Upon a death I did not die—
Another’s life, Another’s death
I stake my whole eternity.
Keeping “in tune” through the God-inspired Third World Symphony,