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Day 6: Rushing No More


All it took was cutting one slice of bread.

Such a simple task, yet I complicated it

the moment the knife hit my thumb instead of the bread.

8 stitches later

I got the message loud and clear

especially while I was getting sown up

because it was the most peaceful experience~

as I was forced to

BE STILL.

Moments before

when I picked up the slicing weapon,

I kept telling myself

to SLOW DOWN.

I didn't think I was rushing,

yet my whole being was so overly excited

as moments later

my house would be filled with

precious hearts

ready and willing to gather together

to share their hearts as we talked about the main guest~

JESUS~

as our small group was about to meet.

So as I was preparing the meal,

in my excitement &

even though I kept repeating in my head

SLOW DOWN~

it happened.

Not a pretty sight.

a repeated performance from the week before

when the same knife

took a slice in my other finger,

yet I was able to doctor that one myself.

This one was way too big for a bandaid to hide the evidence.

How many times does GOD have to get my attention?

Is it going to take 8 more fingers to get sliced

before I listen to that small whisper telling me

to

BE STILL

&

SLOW DOWN

~even while I am doing something

~even when I am overly excited

~even when I doing anything & everything.

Even though I didn't think I was rushing

I was.

I think I should have taken some advice from

Martha~

“'Martha, Martha,' the Lord answered, 'you are worried and upset about many things,

but few things are needed—or indeed only one.'" (Luke 10:41)

And from Mary~

"'Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.'” (Luke 10:42)

Even when I in the midst of doing life.

To be kneeling at

the feet of JESUS

even when I am standing.

To be resting at the

feet of JESUS

even when I am wide awake.

To be so overly filled with excitement,

yet so peacefully calm

because I am at the feet of JESUS

because

JESUS is PEACE~

always.

Oh the

RAG of RUSHING

that steals moments

from the precious moments that we have

because we are somewhere else than where we are

so we really aren't in the moment

of where GOD has us.

I am not only exchanging my knife for a plastic one

but as I type with my throbbing thumb

I am exchanging

RUSHING

for

HIS PEACE

that is available to me

and available to you

every second

~no matter where you are

~no matter what you are feeling

~mo matter you are doing

because

we can be kneeling at

HIS FEET

even while we are standing.

FROM RAGS TO RICHES~

RUSHING no more

because we will be

"STILL" (listen to song below)


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