Friday, September 21, 2012

Overwhelmed or Underwhelmed

Where are you today? Are you at work, on a field trip, at the kitchen table working on math with your children? Are you feeling overwhelmed, or underwhelmed? 

Let me try to explain. 

Life here in America goes marching on whether you are ready for it or not. For most of us, we are trying to put as much activity into each 24 hours as possible. Sometimes that is overwhelming to our senses, our mental state, and our bodies. At other times, we feel like we're in a rut, and the word "underwhelmed" (if it's even a word) comes to mind.

Why not take today, and be overwhelmed by something different. 

Be overwhelmed by God's great love towards you. 

Not feeling it? Then maybe it's been too long since you stopped the maddening flurry of activities and spent time with God. Right now, where ever you are, take some time (even just the next 5 minutes) and ask God to overwhelm you. To love you, to cherish you, to make Himself known to you. Read your Bible, recite the 23rd Psalm, spend time seeking God. You need to stop thinking about doing it and DO IT!

Then later, you'll find your feelings have changed because your thinking has changed. Life may still be rushing by you at a frantic pace, but you won't be frantic. You will have the peace that passes all understanding. You will have drawn near to God, and He will draw near to you.

May the Lord bless you and keep you, may He make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you, may the Lord lift up your countenance, and give you peace.

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