Passion



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

2 comments:

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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