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5:45 this morning, I received a wonderful text message from my boss that said, “Enjoy the snow day!” I turned my alarm off and rolled over, elated at the prospect of an entire day at home to relax and recuperate. Fast forward 30 seconds and I was already plotting my “To-Do” list in my head of all the things that needed to get done. I see snow days as a gifted 8 hours, but how quickly I manged to completely fill up the day.
Yes, I have actual work for my job that needs to be done; yes, my house needs some tidying up; and yes, there are bills, taxes, and thank you notes to think about, but whatever happened building a snow man, drinking hot chocolate, and sitting by the fire? What happened to slowing down and being rather than only doing?
I guess I still have some more to learn. It’s hard to balance the need and desire to be still with the daily demands each morning brings. I want so badly to be still and soak up all that Jesus has to offer, but I also want to be diligent with the responsibilities I have and stay on top of the ever growing “To-Do” list. I don’t think the two are mutually exclusive, but let’s just say I have a hard time finding a healthy balance.
Thankfully, with each new day comes a God whose mercies are new every morning.
his mercies begin afresh each morning.
Thankfully, as I try, fail, stumble, and try again to figure out how to live life in a balanced, meaningful way, I’m not alone.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Thankfully, each day, God is my portion and is more than able to satiate my hunger and weakness with His daily bread.