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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Overwhelming

Inevitably, every Monday,
I wake up
overwhelmed by the "to-do" 
screaming at me.

It's overwhelming.
The things that need to be done.
One thing gets accomplished, checked off 
and there are two more to take its place.

STOP!

Be overwhelmed by Me!


The truth is, that if I don't live life overwhelmed by You,
the Overwhelming One, I will be overwhelmed by any and every thing else that comes my way.



This is what Kari Jobe sings about overwhelming


"The more I seek you, the more I find you. The more I find you, the more I love you. I melt in your peace. It's overwhelming."

Not just a touch, nor just a splash as of water,
but overwhelming waves of love.

How different daily life would be,
if I woke up
Overwhelmed by You,
The Overwhelming One.

I wouldn't be so overwhelmed
by tasks, chores, by people, or by my own lack and need.
I would be overwhelmed,
covered over completely,
and overthrown
by You.

I'm needing this course correction, to wake up overwhelmed by you. Taking moment by moment each day overwhelmed by you. I tend to get lost and disoriented on this sea of life, with the unending list of things to do swirling around me. And when you are lost at sea, sometimes it's the little course corrections needed to catch the wind. And set sail in the right direction.

1 comment:

KimberB said...

Sitting on my friend's couch one evening, I glanced out their spacious windows to see this gorgeous sunset. Overwhelming beauty. And I was so drawn to it.