August 5, 2017
You say you love me.
You say you are casual,
yet your list of rules to live by forbids me to be me!
In sadness I tried to be
but in relief and joy
I WALK AWAY WITH MY CREATOR
yet never unaccompanied.
July 6, 2012
We are a world of performers. We have a need to excel, to “one up” everyone else, to drive harder, and longer, to strive higher. What does it get us? Not much, if you think about it. Afterall, if it got us whatever it is we seek, wouldn’t we let up now and then? But we don’t.
Text, email, phone buzzes, “Taxi!” and late again. Overtime becomes the norm . . . rest? That’s for others, those lazy underachievers. Ever stop and look at those who rest, who “drive” more slowly than we do? Look closely. They’ve got something we don’t. They radiate something. What is it? How much harder must we work to get it? Yet, they’re laid back . . .
]8 God blessed them and said to them,“Be fruitful and increase in number;fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
Read the above again. Check out the sequence of the words. God blessed them . . . it came first. Oh, He had work for them to do, yes. But first He loved them. Grace . . . unmerited favor. Love they never earned . . . we never earned. Success? Failure? Accepted? Rejected? Words . . . just words. His love is ours regardless of our efforts . . . it was ours before our birth and we will never lose it. No, it cannot be taken from us.
What is it we are really driving ourselves crazy to achieve? In resting in God’s grace, we have it all!