Friday, September 19, 2014

Moving Forward

Busy. It's not a word I like to use. So I'm going to say it differently: I'm keeping occupied. Does that sound any better?

Life is moving fast these days. With my calendar quite full this week, I haven't had much rest time, but God has been giving me peace each day. That half an hour in the morning with Him is what keeps me grounded. There really isn't any way I'd be able to handle so many things without Him! It's actually cool to be "occupied" (busy, overwhelmed at times) and to know the Lord more through that, because my weaknesses bring me right to His throne.

He's giving me lots of opportunities to choose joy and to walk with Him daily. I am especially loving my Faith and Learning class and my Hermeneutics class because they center my thoughts back on what's truly important - God's Word and Him alone.

I've been reading Keep a Quiet Heart by Elizabeth Elliot in the mornings and this quote was straightforward and so on-point:

"St. Ignatius Loyola prayed, 'Teach us, Good Lord, to labor and to ask for no reward save that of knowing that we do Thy will.' As I learn to pray that prayer, I find that there are many more rewards that come along as fringe benefits. As we make an offering of our work, we find the truth of a principle Jesus taught: Fulfillment is not a goal to achieve, but always the by-product of sacrifice." 

1 comment:

  1. I so resonate with you! Wonderful thoughts to ponder. Praying for you, as always!


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