Well, I've been racing around the past few days trying to get the shop redone and ready to open again tomorrow. You know, take out the old, put in the new.
Feeling a bit behind because of Holiday's, and the loss of someone very special in our lives.
I have a good friend who has so much going on with her parents and sister being ill. She is feeling extremely behind too. My reminder to her was that none of the things that need to be done are the important things. She is doing the 'good' thing', and spending time with her family. The other non-ending list of things to do will always be there.
Of course when you 'advise' someone else, you often need to do yourself. =0/
OK, I could get busy, and just forget that advice and not apply it to me. And I had kind of done that already. (how soon we forget!)
Then I read a Nancy's blog this morning. (http://feteetfleur.blogspot.com/). We just met and she is saying things like" taking time to rest, and dream! She has her nerve. I hardly even know the girl!! =0)
Seriously, was I taking time to rest? Dream? No, I was scurrying around trying to get my shop in order! Yes, I do have a vision for a new display, and wonderful and exciting ideas for Valentine's day, and Spring and I'm eager to get crafting on those things. Those are like a mini dreams, but, was I resting in it?? Was I enjoying the process? Well, you know the answer to that.
I'm so grateful that the Lord reminds me over and over about these things. (maybe some day I'll even 'get it' and we can move on to something else).
So, my goal for today is to "rest' in Him, take a deep breath, and enjoy whatever He brings in this 'process of life'.
No scurrying around (probably don't get any more done that way anyway). No panic about having the store in order. (after all, this is an area of ministry for me, and I can love people with the store display finished or not). ;0)
So, Lord, thank you for this day. I will rejoice and be glad in it. I will pause and rest in you.
I will love those you put in my path, and, filled with your Spirit, I will be an example of your
love for all.
Blessings on your day everyone.
Hope it is filled with rest, dreams, love for others, and the peace of our Lord.