Today, I consider time. The arrangement of when something will happen. Time is also continued progress. For it to be both, we have to be intentional and creative, and looking upward. I find myself in the open space of figuring out what that looks like for me. I’m in the patches rather than the whole quilt. But since I already know you also aspire to be the Proverbs 31 woman, you know how important the patches are to completing the whole quilt. There is so much joy in deciding on the design of the patches while God takes care of the progress.
What I am learning as a person: Leaning away from building the components of my life. Leaning towards the presence of Christ. In this miraculous transition, I am seeing more fully who I am and what my life can be about. If I miss this birth in me, I think I miss living in the center of His will for my life – – which is not fully about the daily grind, but pursuing what makes my heart beat with pleasure for Him.
Verse: Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts. Acts 2:46
Deep Thought: I know so little. But I am capable of so much with Him. I want to be more intentional, but also a blank slate for Him to write on. Churning in me is the connection between intention, God’s creativity and time. My current journey is to work out the tension between my deliberate action and use of imagination towards the time God has given me. It feels very right, potentially beautiful and worthwhile.
Quote: It’s a beautiful thing when passion and pay align, allowing you to do something you love and be well paid. If this is your situation, thank God on your knees every day, because you are living the dream. Very few people ever experience the perfect balance between passion and pay. It is one of life’s rare and precious blessings. Simplify by Bill Hybels (Chapter 4)
Book(s)/Blog(s)/People that Shape Me: Simplify by Bill Hybels because he is helping me grab hold of the time I have and guard it for the things to which He has called me and for purposes for which I have been created. Yes! – – sigh/breathe/relief – – there is freedom here.
Love Does by Bob Goff also has shaped me. If you are a parent, you really have to read Chapter 20, Ten-Year-Old Adventures and Chapter 10, The Interviews. It will ignite you to be alive with your kids and to aspire to make everlasting memories with them. Reading this book gives me something very high to aim for!
Consider reading this recent post from So Beloved. She gave me peace as I opened my day today.
My Prayer to You: I pray that the bit I shared with you today will begin to set in as a patchwork quilt in your soul. I pray that you will allow your thoughts to take you to the components of your life: your family, faith, work. Your community. Your qualities and desires. God purposefully imbedded your uniqueness into your soul. I pray that you would consider your time. Allow God’s creativity to work out the hours of your day. Your commitments. Your priorities. I pray that you would not miss living in the center of His promising will for your life.
Written by Sasha Katz