It's been FAR too long since I've posted in this blog. I could go on and on about all of the reasons and bore you with details about my life. I won't. I'll just say that this blog has not been a priority.
That's a word for you. Priority. What are my priorities? Which things in my life hold places of prominence? Which relationships? Which goals, dreams and hopes? How do I organize my life? Is my time managed wisely? These are questions that I have been pondering for months. The loving, gracious and patient Holy Spirit has been prompting me in these last weeks to focus in on what is important. My version of important and His are very different. Micah 6:8 says "He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" Also Phil. 4:8 reminds me that I am to "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."
Admitting to you that my perspective has been skewed isn't easy. Publicly admitting that I'm not the person I want to be or should be is humbling. None of my relationships are getting the attention they deserve. This home is a wreck. Spiritually, my life is weak. The 17 year marriage is holding on because of all the work I've invested in the past, but isn't getting current attention. Sweet children are surviving. The home school that meets here is barely educating. Eating habits are sliding. Weight is fluctuating. Goals are not getting met. Dreams are fading.
"In my hurt, at my worst, when my world falls down. Not for a moment will You forsake me. Not for a moment will you forsake me." The Lord is constant and His mercies are new every morning. I don't deserve ONE of them, yet He lovingly and willingly pours them out on me moment by moment.
Today there are words. Today I say "Lord, with your help I will try AGAIN.". Today I cry out "I need you to fix me and restore to me the joy of YOUR salvation.". Today there are words that relate my pain, hurt, grief, sorrow, fear, doubt, uncertainty, joy and willingness. Today my heart, mind and mouth unite in speaking the beauty, grace, majesty, mercy, forgiveness, holiness and justice of my Lord. My heart desires to be a DOER of the Word and not a hearer only. I will keep going, growing, changing, trying, living, laughing, loving, breathing, dreaming, hoping, forgiving and pursuing. Today I will BE in the moment what I was called to be and I will walk ONE step at a time with my God. Today. That's all I have.