Jesus calls us, o'er the tumult
Of our life's wild restless sea,
Day by day, His clear voice soundeth,
Saying, "Christian, follow Me."
Jesus calls us from the worship
Of the vain world's golden store
From each idol that would keep us
Saying, "Christian, love Me more."
Words: Cecil Frances Alexander, (1818-1895) 1852
I've felt so much that my life was a wild, restless sea these last weeks! And when that happens my life routines AND my prayer routines get out of whack and it's just no stinking good. I am really a creature of habit, and in November, nothing was habitual: Ken had surgery; I was in Miami for 4 days; and we all went to Mexico for 5 days. Routine-less! Floppy! Unorganized! I think I am pretty able to merrily chuck it all and say, "wahoo! chocolate pie for breakfast, folks!" along with the best of them - maybe too much.
And it would be easy to stay floppy...what with Christmas coming, decorations and baking and entertaining needing to be done (most of my shopping is done, thank goodness!).
Seems to me that confusion and un-routine-ness and excuses about them, might very well be idols that would keep us from what we are meant to be about. See Susan Rose's wonderful A Light Blazes entry for TODAY, for more on this!
Time to get back to remembering who I am, WHOSE I am, and what it is I am meant to be up to. Advent is a great occasion for it -- perhaps made just for such.