This morning I am feeling a bit empty. I have been rambling around on the internet, answering my emails, following some blogs, even smiling at some friend's Facebook posts. The squirrel's persistence on the bird feeder is admirable but even he is not getting very far today. So what is bugging me?
Why am I feeling empty? Life is good. John is making excellent progress on the powder room re-do. The medicines are finally kicking the "gunk" that has filled my sinus and lung cavities. I am physically feeling much better.
So what is missing?! Okay, so you guessed where I am going with this blog post but I wanted to give some evidence that my life is pretty complete, on the surface. Don't ask for specifics or I could be accused of bragging about family, friends, church!
But I am amazed with my personal feelings of emptiness as I have finished the discipline of reading the bible in 88 days. It did begin as just that, a discipline, something I had to schedule into each of my days in order not to fall behind. Somewhere along the way, and I am not really sure when, the discipline turned into anticipation. What would God have to say to me on this day?! I found that I couldn't wait to get into the readings.
I receive another blog on a daily basis that today had the title Begin Anew with the following scripture quote: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23) Yes! That's the answer for me. Begin anew... begin another venture in faith... carry on with the daily discipline of getting into scripture. Wrap the Word around my life so that I can begin anew each and every day I have been given. Here my prayer, O Lord!