If I should slow my pace and
finally subject me to grace
And Love that shames the wise,
betrays the heart's deceit and lies
And breaks the back of foolish pride
- Excerpt from Jars of Clay's song "Jealous Kind"
Thank God too; I have entirely too much foolish pride.
It is good to be tired and wearied by the futile search after the true good, that we may stretch out our arms to the Redeemer. - Blaise Pascal
A week ago today--at the suggestion of a book I am reading--I set aside about an hour of time to spend in solitude. No one else, no people, no distractions, no agenda other than to be alone with God.
I cried. In a good way. To say that it was "good" would be an understatement. Not necessarily easy, but definitely good. I HIGHLY recommend it.
Often I spend so much of my time chasing after so many things that I wear myself out. Don't get me wrong, I think the things I spend my time doing are good, worthwhile things. It's just that I try so hard to get everything done, everyone taken care of, every situation resolved....that I forget the most important role that I can fill is just being God's kid and hanging out with him.
Last Saturday I got to hang out with my Abba.
The random thoughts of a passionate moderate who is incurably addicted to music, practical philosophy, and learning new things.