Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Being faithful...

I received my acceptance letter to Regent Div. School this week. (Time for another Happy Dance???) There's a lot ahead of me, that's for sure. Ken and the kids are excited for me (imagine a teenager thinking it's "COOL" that her mom is going to be a pastor?) I'm still processing it all. That's why tonight's reading spoke to me...

From Henri Nouwen's The Road to Daybreak:

I feel a tension within me. I have only a limited nubmer of years left for active ministry. Why not use them well? Yet one word spoken with a pure heart is worth thousands spoken in a state of spiritual turmoil. Time given to inner renewal is never wasted. God is not in a hurry.

God may not be in a hurry, but I am!!!

Time to stop. Listen. Keep praying. Not anticipate. Just watch God work... and He is!!

From our home to yours...


Anonymous said...

In the words of the great Monty Python - "I'm not dead yet!" ;) But seriously, I haven't found a Nouwen book I didn't like. Wonderful quote.

Congrats on the acceptance. I'm sure it can feel wonderful and overwhelming at the same time.


Ruth said...