Life & Peace

I enjoyed my mini-vacation.  The first day offered a sweet quiet morning: I almost felt guilty for it.

No schedule, no time table, no tv, no internet, nothing calling me to rush to be somewhere, no phone to answer... just a few hours in an empty house, sunshine to sit in, clear skies to run under, my Bible & journal and a few books to edify my mind and heart in Him.

Tozer's book, The Pursuit of Man, offered me a good hearty meal.  The first chapter held delicious morsels of truth.  One phrase in particular:  "The man who would know God must give time to Him."  This one phrase of the many rich things in the chapter, was meant for me, from Him.

 Oh, how I want to experience Him.   That won't happen if I don't make time for Him.  He is here... I never want to loose that awareness.  That is what gives Life.... Him: He gives me Life in Himself.  Romans 8 -- "how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?"  In Him, I have All.

Life can get crazy at times.  Good stuff, People stuff, just... life stuff... but does that bring us Life? does that bring me Life and Peace? Does that stuff... help me experience Him?  

Too Much Stuff - stifles life.  

Yet, how do we find that balance... in this rat race? That was my prayer this morning.  I have a packed schedule.  Something has to go, but what?  I have to say "No" to something... somethings, rather. 

I know, I am belaboring the point... i am just feeling it.  Like a deep thirst inside of me... I feel like my schedule is so messy.  The first night home, after several hours in the plane, racing through ALT's packed and multiple concourses, my body was tired, my head full of "what if..." over things that I have been praying about and restfully, joyfully waiting... all of a sudden started to stir up a pot of worry and anxiety.

Then... I remembered His Words from Romans 8.

"The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace." 

Oh, sweet Life and Peace.  The whole chapter is worth re-visiting... 

Where the Spirit of the Lord is... there is peace.  May I keep in step with Him, day by day, moment by moment... That is where I want to live, breath... and have my Being.  In Him.


So, this little "vacation" was water to a parched soul.  I am very thankful... 


Melanie said…
So glad that you are refreshed!

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