The ‘silly season’ is upon us. I have really been feeling it the last two months. It has already been silly with the go-go-go of life where everything is regarded as urgent. I wonder if this is just for a season because the older I get the faster time seems to fly and the longer it seems to last. It might just be the season of life I am in. Lately, my jottings have been few and far between, life has been crazy – silly actually – and even when the spirit is willing, the flesh is weak.
On the Catholic calendar, it is Advent which is our time of preparation for the coming of Jesus, the Saviour. When do I have time to prepare for Him? When do I put time aside to acknowledge Him in my Life? When do I pray more with Him and to Him, and seek Him more just for who He is, not just for what I need in my Life or what He can do for me, but just for who He is.
Guess what? My life is not going to slow down anytime soon so I will have to run the race with God, with Emmanuel (meaning God with us). I have to prioritize Him first or else I’m sorry to say, He comes last. Again, the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak!
When writing on prayer, St Augustine said that true happiness is found in Him and “our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”
So as the silly season amps up to the faster “pace” of a sprint, I will determine to choose a time daily to rest my heart In Him, With Him and Through Him. Then my family can breathe a sigh of relief because the stress of the month will not get to me (and so my family will be stress-free also). My heart will be at rest and will be truly happy for as the angels will soon declare, “Rejoice for today, a Saviour has been born to us Christ the Lord.”
And I truly want to rejoice and appreciate what God has done for me now in my life and into the Future.
May these jottings from my journal inspire you to believe in and fall in love with Christ- the hope of the world, as stated in Jeremiah 17:7, ‘Blessed is the man who believes and trusts in and relies on the Lord and whose hope and confident expectation is the Lord!’