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)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Beautifully Overwheming

I have had puke stomach for the last couple days. I know that when it happens, there is something that I need to deal with, but honestly, I don’t know what it is.

So I prayed and I sent out prayer requests. When things happen that I don’t understand, I do what I know to do. I pumped up the air in my bike tires (with my new tire pump, I bought a snazzy one from Target – didn’t work right, bought a plain old kind at Aldi for half the price… worked great!).

I know that I’m starting to get overwhelmed with a lot of stuff. I want to move to Detroit, and there might be an opportunity, the thought of that is, well overwhelming, in good and crazy ways! The community centers… 2 Haiti trips, 1 Detroit trip… and I still have the normal stuff I need to do in life, like try to keep my house clean, weed the garden…

My plan was to go on 4 miles bike ride today, I know that isn’t super far, but I am just being consistant and increasing my training a little every day. I cleaned out one of my cupboards today, and a drawer that was a little nuts… I weeded some of my garden (the rain lately, and the sunshine has been such a blessing to my garden, but the weeds are CRA!!! I then hopped on my bike and did the 4 miles. As I was riding, I was reminded by God, that I am to do what I am supposed to do and let God handle the rest.

Be obedient.

I am excited about what God has planned. Sometimes I wish He’d let me in on the secret, but I know that not knowing, makes me grow more in love and in trust with God.

I pulled up on my bike today and looked at my flower bed, and it’s crazy. I mean it’s got crazy flowers all over the place, no real order, I may have originally had something planned but each year, the flowers planted, have grown, and dropped new seeds in new places, and it’s become this beautiful (at least that’s how I see it) place of color and life.

Just like my life.

Beautifully overwhelming.

Psalm 62:8 Trust in him at all times, you people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge


Mrs. Mac said...

Good reminder about trusting God and not always being 'in the know' ... oh btw .. weeds are a sign of very fertile soil :)

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