To Simply Be…or Not

As I slowly bob my tea bag up and down in my cup, I ponder the little affirmation written on the paper tag attached to end of the string.

“The best way of life is to be, simply be.”

Hmm.

Simply be

Must have been written by a man!   Ha!  How can a homeschooling momma, wife, daughter, sister, friend, ministry leader – simply be?  There are lists upon lists to complete by one deadline or another .  There are errands and chores and needs to be met.  There are simply too many things “to do” to just simply be!

But…oh, the personal conviction.

What are we called to do?  We are simply called to have a personal relationship with our Lord.  It is because of Him – because of His sacrifice that we are redeemed.  He calls us to simply come to Him with all of our burdens all of our “to do” lists.  To simply be in his presence – to be open for his blessings to flow in and through our lives.  What can we miss when we close off ourselves because of a list?  Everything…

When the lists feel as if they are calling (nagging) you, know that He knows what your day looked like before you did.  He knows what you need to make it through. He knows what you are being called to do.  He is the one on the other end of the line!  Answer His call.  The lists – well, they will probably still be there, but they can just simply be

 

About thefewdayshere

Am a life affirming Christian Missionary in Guatemala. I enjoy spending time with my husband and children, reading (voraciously), writing (with wit), gardening, and encouraging women to seek a deeper relationship with Christ and serving where He has planted me.
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