Monday morning. Alarm goes off at 4. The beau stumbles up, charged by the test awaiting him. Must. Study.
Something else stirs me to not hit the snooze (as per usual) and join him downstairs. No gym this Monday rest day. Just me, my journal, coffee and Jesus.
17 hours to process. God knew what I needed to hear.
“Relax with Me while I ready you for action.” ~Jesus Calling
“God has made us what we are.” ~Ephesians 2:10
“Think about Jesus..so that you don’t become tired and give up.” ~Hebrews 12:3
“You are familiar with all my ways.” ~Psalm 139: 3
“Always natural, always relaxed. Get still awhile and let God paint it through you. Let God reveal what was there all along.” ~I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes, Glenn Clark
“I will renew the spirit of those who are humbled and the courage of those who are crushed.” ~Isaiah 57:15
Did ever he know. He has been working in me for the past several months on discerning more clearly the call to ministry He has on my life. I fully believe that we are all called to be ministers in our day-to-day lives as Romans 12 so plainly describes. But lately, I’ve been restless. Partly, I do need a perspective shift as my new friend Annie so boldly spoke some truth into my life. But I know there is more. And I’m waiting. Allume was what I needed in the waiting.
My commentary is still being internally edited on the keynotes and other speakers, but I have a few thoughts that I know will be headers to those chapters:
- Be genuine.
- Don’t lose your life.
- Spend time daily to work on your craft.
- Perfection is not the point.
- Some seasons we will work in the cracks of our lives.
- God’s call isn’t more for Him, but more with Him.
Perhaps I just outlined a 6-week blog series.
The two thoughts that somewhat bookend my weekend:
- “My grace is sufficient.” God’s word to me Friday morning at the HelloMornings meetup.
- “The secret of good writing is good living in secret.” Hearing the wisdom of Ann Voskamp Saturday evening in the closing keynote.
“Our ‘feelings’ are true, but often unreliable. Let truth smack my feelings in the face.” ~Lara Williams, HelloMornings meetup.