Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Too busy! Too busy?

Is anyone else out there feeling like I've been feeling lately?
I've really been struggling.....
trying to keep up with everything
and yet...
not really wanting to do anything!
The JOY of life is dulled,
and the energy is drained,
and life has begun to feel like that movie
"Groundhog Day".
Do you know what I mean????
I have, for some months now,
felt all burnt out, empty,
And waaaaaay too consumed
with the Emergencies---
all the while I have let the
fall to the wayside.
I have known exactly what the problem was --
I've walked this way before.
It's simple really.
I have "forgotten my first love".
I've become so busy
that I pushed my pursuit of the LORD
and his words
and spending time with Him --
I've pushed it right to, not the bottom,
of my list of "need to do"
BUT no longer at the top of my list
of "must do".
changing course....
it should be the easiest thing in the world.
Why do I resist so?
In a word - Pride.
I always think I know better.
Until of course it's proven
that I do not
will not. ever.
And how He pursues me when I go off the rails....
it is quite amazing.
The sermon series at church has been
First Things First.
The first book I picked up
(of my 26 book goal for 2010)
The Magnificent Obsession
by Anne Graham Lotz.
Oh. My. Goodness.
Every word is as if it was written just for me
and for just this time of my life.
And every other thing I've listened to,
read, watched ---
has had the same message.
You'd think it was a conspiracy of some sort.
And of course, it IS.
The Word tells us that He desires to
spend time with us,
and that He will never allow us,
who know Him, to
slide backwards.....
He will always, always, always
pursue us
and bring us back.
He loves us.
How wonderful
How are you doing on this 20th of January, 2010?
Gwynie Pie


  1. Thank you for sharing your sweet heart with all of us. I look forward to reading Beth's new book with all of you! ((hugs)) Susie

  2. I have been feeling the same way! Not sure how to put my finger on it all. Life changes and then I tend to withdraw. I need to have a sit down with myself but am putting it off. hmmmm...

  3. Nice post. It is wonderful to know that God loves us at all times, regardless of how we feel. He is our strength when we are weak, He is our Loving Father and Friend.


  4. ...well this was the day of Juliette's birth ... BUT ...I've had a tear in my eye for the past 48 hours and I now realize ... I've, too, left that love ... just a few days, but still.
    Exhaustion doesn't help any ... need sleep AND the WORD.

  5. p.s. thank you so much for all of your well wishes here and on facebook

  6. You wrote this just for me didn't you? I guess I needed this today more than any. Thank you. You are truly an inspiration and a blessing. Have a wonderful Lord's day and may the Lord bless you.