Tuesday, May 18, 2010

 Letting 500 things fall so that I can hold on to one


I often find that my life imitates a juggling act. One week my house may be clean and I am doing constructive and educational activities with my boys... but alas, I have spent little if any time in The Word and have not paid much attention to eating healthy and exercising.

The next week I am on a roll with getting up early, and finally making the connections with Jesus that I desperately need. I call friends and send cards.  Exercising at least three times in the week AND get a shower in before 9 am (big accomplishment here!). Feelin' pretty good about things.... until I see the state of my house. Dirty floors, dishes everywhere, and laundry that has surely begun reproducing.

It's a mad rush and desperate insanity. I pick one thing up only to drop two others.

And right now, today, this minute, I am closing my eyes to that which will not matter in eternity and turning my focus instead to what my soul is hungry for.

So, if you stop by today you will enter a house that would never be featured in "Spotless and Stylish" magazine (yes I did just make that up - but it's probably out there). There is the slight possibility that you may encounter a mommy who has yet to shower. Perhaps.
But you will find some one who knows they are exactly where they need to be and whose heart is at rest.

9 comments:

Kari Bergman said...

You describe my life so well when you write sometimes... my house is less than but my heart is at peace (today). -kari bergman

Kristin said...

Wendi- May the Lord reward you for your time spent with Him. May that always be a first priority. Praying you were able to draw near to Him today.

Cling tight to your picture on this post. Sure, its pretty, actually it is VERY pretty, but there is such truth. The word of God reigns true forever.

Leslie said...

oh Wendi.
lovely lovely words.. as usual when I swing by here...

and so true.
I feel the exact same way...
I can't juggle it all...
somethings fall.
and I want to be holding the one who holds on to me!

love you friend.. love your heart.

~beautyandjoy~ said...

yes, yes, yes - so get this. I am hearing "carry only what I ask you to carry" - which is so often not what I am carrying! Right here with you. You said it so lovely. xo

Katarina said...

Let you heart rest away. The chaos of the days is put in perspective but that longing, hungry soul crying to be fed. Glad you are listening to the *voice* of eternity.

Amy@My Front Porch said...

All I can say to this is AMEN. You took the words right out of my mouth. I have to pray every day that the Lord would let me get the things done that are part of HIS plan for me, and not be upset about the other stuff that doesn't get finished!

Lindsay said...

this is my favorite:

"But you will find some one who knows they are exactly where they need to be and whose heart is at rest."

Have a GREAT rest of your week doing exactly what you should be doing!

Stacey said...

Very nice!!

Catherine said...

Sweet Chelle sent me here, and I'm glad. T.J. Addinton's book, Live Like You Mean It could be on your reading list!