Wednesday, May 03, 2006


Matthew 11:28-"Come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest."
I was searching today. All day I was looking for a place to rest. Not physically, though that is much needed after this last week. But rather, I was searching for my emotional place of calm and rest. My "home" if you will. In the past, I've found it in the arms of a certain friend, or even in the voice of a friend from a distance. However, tonight I found none of that. I didn't even find rest in the arms of my own mother.

Needless to say, this feeling was deeper than anything I've felt or recognized before. But finally, after nearly 24 hours of this, I found the answer.

I need to change my prayer. For so long, I've been praying for specifics in regards to my life. "Lord, bless my relationship," or "God, help me with ______". These are all good prayers, however, I lost the point. The point is not in my relationships, my career, my leadership positions, my music. The point is glorifying God. Thus, my prayer has become, "Lord, be glorified." That's it.

Sometimes the simplest things ring truest in our hearts. And sometimes all we need to do is hang up the phone, walk away from the computer, touch base with someone lost in our lives, walk back with a brother, be loved by sisters, and find rest in a bed. Maybe then we will realize how incredibly true it is for Christ to be the center.

So in the midst of the confusion, the brokenness and the unrest...I rest in this: "Lord, be glorified today. Beyond me, beyond time. Be glorified."


Maeve said...

indeed we should, I thought you'd dropped off the face of the earth this past week.

Anomalous said...

Praising God takes the focus off ourselves, and that's the only really effective cure for depression that I've ever seen.