Friday, February 27, 2015

Enjoy the Journey

While I was listening to Lysa Terkeurst talk about what inspired her latest book The Best Yes she reminded us to stop being so hard on ourselves (esp. mothers, because as long as sinners keep giving birth to sinners we will never fully 'get it':), just get out there and enjoy the journey! 

After all, its a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

This journey of morning to noon to night
This trouble and struggle and stumble fight
Can make us forget the full joy of the flight
… by God-granted grace we go
And how in the world can hope fill our glass
If we, cast down with fear’s might-come-to-pass
Overlook ‘every good thing’ that we have
Weighed by what we cannot know?

Love light’s the wick of dawn’s candle whereby
Soon the whole morning fills up the night sky
Tucked into archives, where no hands can pry
Yesterday’s should-haves remain
And now on the brink of what we cannot see
Grace pours Today to Time’s long-suffering lea
Beckoning to little you, little me
Come one and all, try again

‘This is the day that the good Lord has made’
How will we fill it before its skies fade?
…before its nevermore softly is laid
Where none its gasp can exhume
Then, let the music of mute moments meld
Into keep-sakes, Today; nothing withheld
Save for the quiet berating of Self
…now let’s get out there and bloom

© Janet Martin

 ...for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them," declares the LORD, "for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more." 35Thus says the LORD, Who gives the sun for light by day And the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar; The LORD of hosts is His name: Jer.31:34-35

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