Sunday, August 7, 2011

when life tries to empty you

I know this month my blog has a serious tone. It isn't always like that around here. There are usually funny stories of the boys, different blog hops I link up with, an occasional vent about something ridiculous.  So if you are here wondering when that stuff will be back, it will be eventually, but God knew before I did that I would need to focus on the concept of a full life this month.

This weekend had a couple of trying moments. Even amidst this focus on learning to live an intentionally full life, circumstances are attempting to empty me. The daily things like never-ending laundry combined with the unpleasantness of confronting situations that I'd rather avoid all take a toll.

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."John 10:10

I want a full life.  No, I NEED a full life. I was created for it.

The full life comes from the grace of God, as we make room for Him - as we see the beauty in what we have been given, even in the moments it feels like so much else is falling apart.  There is beauty in the act of trust, beauty in the sincerity of tears, beauty in the gut-wrenching prayers which state, "I can depend on no one else but You."

When life tries to empty me, I can let it, or I can find a way to be filled.

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Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with me.