Monday, August 16, 2010

Shift


in my thinking. .

About things—not what I can get, but how simply I can live.

About leisure—not escape from something, but entering into something.

About food—not what I have to give up, but what is good for my health.

About tithe—not what I lose, but what God's Kingdom gains.

About vacation—not doing whatever I want, but changing my pace.

About time—not immediate and urgent, but restful and trusting.

About God—not far away, but up close; not condemning, but loving; not emotionally distant, but relational.

About salvation—not my doing, but His.

About being loved—not getting hugs, but giving them.

About church—not what I get out of it, but what I put into it.

About life—not down here and short, but up there and eternal.

1 comment:

Janet Sketchley said...

Wow, Ginny, there's a lot to ponder here. Right now my favourite idea is the viewing of leisure as an entering in rather than an escape. I could read this every day, though, and a different shift would stand out.