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to be all there...

Dan

 

 

 "Wherever you are, be all there" is only possible in the posture of eucharisteo.  

I want to slow down, and taste life, give thanks, and see God."  

Oh, that is the prayer of my heart - to put the calendar down, to see my days and my time filled with Him, with people and their faces, with conversations that are beautiful and God-glorifying, with simple thankfulness - to be all there.

 I must admit though that my life recently has been filled with meeting after meeting, busyness, crankiness, bitterness, changing stinky diapers of kids that aren't even mine, rushed times with the Father in which I say a quick "good morning Lord", updating needs for friends that don't have much of a voice right now, blah, blah, blah - the list could really go on - but I still want you to be my friend - so I'll stop! 

I've been reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp - and it's calling my heart back to simple thankfulness and being in the present- so today (and hopefully tomorrow and the next day...) I'll chose to attend the next meeting on my calendar with joy that i have a meeting to actually attend. I'll choose to pray for that precious little one whose bottom I have the privilege of wiping.  I'll choose to not be bitter about several things that the world wants me to hold on to. I'll type up the current needs for my friends with joy - because I can be a voice for them.  I'll be thankful for the present moment that God has given me. 

By His grace, I'm choosing to be in this moment, to be thankful, filled with joy, and to glorify Him who has given me every good and perfect gift - it's such a better place to be anyway...

 

 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17