Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Keep quiet

Sometimes in our lives I think we should just keep quiet. I love to write, though lately, I've kind of had writer's block, or I write it, post it, reread it, hate it, delete it.

Sometimes I think that just like watching a beautiful sunset, there aren't words to describe our lives. Ups and downs, a few unexpected curves, a journey of exactly what we've expected. And lately, I've got no words, and some days I don't have that much of anything to give.

Things have been good, truly excited about the youth ministries I'm serving on, and how God is working, it's amazing to watch and hear (the other day Fuel was so loud, my ears were still ringing at midnight!! Jr. highers are LOUD!!).

I've been doing a lot of thinking, a lot of praying, a lot of praising, and a lot of keeping quiet and sometimes not quiet enough. Working on my loud crazy spirit to be more quiet and meek (and there isn't much about me that's quiet or meek) when I'm supposed to be. More butterful, less bull in a china shop.

2 Corin 10:1-6 (msg) 1-2And now a personal but most urgent matter; I write in the gentle but firm spirit of Christ. I hear that I'm being painted as cringing and wishy-washy when I'm with you, but harsh and demanding when at a safe distance writing letters. Please don't force me to take a hard line when I'm present with you. Don't think that I'll hesitate a single minute to stand up to those who say I'm an unprincipled opportunist. Then they'll have to eat their words.

3-6The world is unprincipled. It's dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn't fight fair. But we don't live or fight our battles that way—never have and never will. The tools of our trade aren't for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity.


Pat said...

This is a beautiful - peaceful post, it really spoke to my heart. I've kind of been experiencing the same thing about writing...when there's nothing to say, maybe it's time to be quiet.
Also, I loved that picture!

Trish said...

Beautiful picture!
Be still... yes, sometimes that is the best thing to do!

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Mrs. Mac said...

Hi Margie ... just dropping by to say hi ... but I see you need a quiet moment ;) ... hoping spring will be here soon ...