Friday, July 6, 2007

Rhythms of Grace

While watching "What Not to Wear" I got an idea from a commercial. Now usually commercials bore me unless it's the Sonic ones or I'm watching basketball. Some of the funniest ones are shown during basketball games; maybe other sports fall into this category also, but I wouldn't know about that as I just watch basketball. BTW, I'm really missing basketball.

Back to the commercial (I get easily sidetracked if you haven't noticed). It was a commercial trying to sell me a "bender ball." Now this amazing ball will let me exercise with "Selective Stabilization." Besides that it's a $40 value for only the amazing price of $9.99 plus shipping and handling. Even though I can live without the ball I was contemplating the idea of "selective stabilization." I think that's what I've needed the past few days.

Maybe it's all the cloudy days and rain without much sunshine, but I've been unsettled. I'm finding it hard to concentrate and even get started on projects that I need to complete. I desperately wanted outdoors yesterday and even ventured out in the rain to a few stores; it did absolutely nothing for my restlessness though. I need to be stabilized, steady, firm in my emotions and decisions. As usual, I need Jesus.

I found my answer in Matthew Chapter 11. (The Message)
27 Jesus resumed talking to the people, but now tenderly. "The Father has given me all these things to do and say. This is a unique Father-Son operation, coming out of Father and Son intimacies and knowledge. No one knows the Son the way the Father does, nor the Father the way the Son does. But I'm not keeping it to myself; I'm ready to go over it line by line with anyone willing to listen. 28 "Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. 29 Walk with me and work with me - watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. 30 Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."

This is my desire, my prayer, my focus for today.

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