Day 31: Gone to the fields

One does not have to understand to be obedient. - Madeleine L'Engle

It's hard to be obedient. Sometimes it's hard to even want to be obedient. We never know what hard thing we will be asked to endure next.

But our example is in Christ.

Not my will, but yours, be done. Jesus on the Mount of Olives, Luke 22:42

Jesus was willing to endure a terrible death for us. That is our example of love.

Often I forget how much God loves me and has blessed me. I look for my identity in this world and away from God.

Sometimes the answer is found in getting away and being still.

And you - what of your rushed and
useful life? Imagine setting it all down-
papers, plans, appointments, everything-
leaving only a note: "Gone
to the fields to be lovely. Be back
when I'm through with blooming....
from Camas Lilies by Lynn Ungar

It's often in the still times that God speaks to us more clearly, and we remember who we are and what is important. When this life is overwhelming, when we feel alone, we can lean on Him.

Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:34

It's been lovely spending this month with you! I've really enjoyed exploring what it means to be part of sacred work. I'd love to hear what you think!