There are 2,470 emails in my inbox…seriously, I’m not joking. (Fortunately, I’ve already addressed them all – well, most of them.) I need to write an Invocation. I need to prepare a devotion service. I have patients to call and patients who need an in-person visit; and my daughter’s final high school choral concert is tonight. She graduates in two weeks…and I need to get a new outfit for that; oh, and she needs a white dress…AND she apparently pulled a muscle under her shoulder blade, so was pretty uncomfortable last night and this morning. She let her dad drive her to school and I’m on standby to pick her up, so you KNOW she didn’t feel too good, to allow us to do that for her.

Then there are the dust bunnies…make that gorillas, in my home. Who has the time to clean when there are 2,470 emails in your inbox!? Oh, and I think our oldest dog might be sick. And there is a huge “honey-do” list somewhere in the house, containing all of the projects that need to take place on the house, before it falls apart. Almost forgot, I need to make a dental appointment…and a hair appointment. AND, I’m waiting to hear from my doctor regarding a previous issue.

Happy Thursday.

And so I recall, “Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings, as eagles. They shall run and not grow weary. They shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31).

Personally, I have this against the American lifestyle – it makes us weary…weary to the bone. And I’m just talking about the physical aspect of it…don’t even get me started on the emotional and psychological parts! I was wondering why I’ve been so tired recently, until I reread the first two paragraphs above. (And I’m sure I left out some things!)

Another verse pops into my head. “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).


Bet you can relate.

So, as I sit at my desk this morning, hearing the familiar arrival of yet more emails into my inbox, I also listen to the “Quietime: Be Still” CD by Eric Nordhoff and I meditate upon the verses that I have mentioned. It may be difficult to physically “be still,” but I can experience the quietness and confidence of Christ’s spirit that I feel in my heart and soul, even while attempting to accomplish some of the things that I need to do today. I whisper a prayer that God would show me the truly important things, as opposed to the merely urgent.

And I ask for wisdom to seek God’s heart; to see with God’s eyes, and to love with God’s compassion. If I can do that, through God’s enabling, then my day will truly be a success…by God’s standard, which is infinitely more important than the earthly one.

Praying that your day is blessed with Grace and Peace…

Blessings, Kim

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Kim Chafee

I am a lover of the God who sings! I am a Christ-follower and an ordained minister married to the other Rev. Chafee (Scott), with two grown children and a multitude of pets. And, I love chocolate. Read more about me and the reason for this blog on my ABOUT page.

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