‘Doing what is wrong keeps everyone off balance and insecure, but those who do right by the Lord will never be uprooted’
Remember those How I Spent My Summer Vacation essays from elementary school?
Here’s the short version of mine:
June was quiet. We spent a few days in the Bay Area for Church Conference and ate too much. My Mom had hip replacement surgery on July 1st and I spent a wonderful week with her to help out however I could. I ate too much. We went to family camp and it was awesome. So was the food, of which I ate entirely too much. The Pastor had a heart procedure that corrected at least six arrhythmia and I ate too much. I taught my first series of Holy Yoga classes at church and we are in the planning stages for launching Amador Holy Yoga throughout our community in October. Tomorrow, The Girl has surgery to correct her scoliosis. I gained at least 15 pounds.
Balance has been few and far between for me at the moment.
I have stayed rooted in God’s word – more often than not.
I have exercised – more often than not.
I have eaten incredibly poorly – more often than not.
(though I haven’t felt nearly as bad as I deserve because I’ve been minding the gap with this – I can’t wait to see what a difference it will make when I’m eating right, exercising and continuing with my daily shakes and caps)
It’s been a summer to remember.
For all of those off balance moments, God has been there…gently – and not so gently – nudging, reminding, drawing me closer.
I’ve seen over and over how digging into His word and resting in His presence has brought me through a summer that has been busier than I like, more stressful than I care to admit and one that I will forever mark by surgical waiting rooms.
I have been off balance – thrown out of joint – but I’ve been securely held by a God who loves me.
I look forward to schedule again and margins and normalcy, but that’s still a bit off.
I have the tools and am working on the discipline. It’s a journey – one that truly only ends when we stand in the presence of our Creator – and I’m walking each step with Him by my side.