Friday, October 21, 2011

Beyond the Busyness

Hello Blog World!

I have missed you. My sincere apologies for being absent for so long. My writing time, and sleeping time for that matter, is being sucked away by a myriad of other responsibilities. I hate it when the things I love to do get pushed aside by the things that I have to do!

However, today is Five Minute Friday, created by Gypsy Mama. The rules are:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!

Today's Topic: BEYOND

 I figure I have 8 minutes before I have to officially be to work, I can do 5 minute Friday! 

Beyond this short time of chaos in coordinating kids schedules that feels a little crazy is a time when my kids are all grown up and this day to day stuff is over and my purpose in life will be vastly different. I will not long for this beyond but live in the now. If I have to choose between time spent with my kids and time keeping up appearances, I am choosing the kids.

Beyond today is perhaps a day where my desk will be clear and my house will be clean. It won't be today, but I hold out hope for a tomorrow where I will be caught up.

The Bible gives us many examples of living beyond our abilities. God's Word tells us that we will not be tempted beyond what we can bear. We should also not boast beyond proper limits (confining our boasting only to God's glory). When we are pressured beyond what we feel we can bear, we are comforted in knowing that God is there, especially when times are tough.

I find great comfort knowing that when the ugliness, hatred, greed, apathy and contempt that is so prevalent in our world today, gets too much to face.... that beyond the here and now is the promise of a new heaven and a new earth and a new life with Jesus. Oh, Glory how I long for you!

What do you hope for in the Beyond? Set the clock and link up!

Have a blessed Friday! Hope to see you again soon!!

In His Peace --