Thursday, September 9, 2010

More of Mary

While sifting through some old work, I came across a story of a woman named Mary.



Mary lives in Kenya and runs two successful businesses in her rural town. Apparently, she puts the lazy to shame because she is so Busy.


This got me thinking about Mary and Martha. Of course, the industrious Kenyan Mary should have been named Martha!


Google led me to another blog (http://mary-and-martha.com/2007/07/03/when-life-is-busy/" \o "Permanent Link to When Life Is Busy)

We get so busy that we forget God!


Geez, the read was so enlightening:


“…Sit still, be quiet, let your mind go quiet, and then meditate on God’s Word or seek Him for what He would have you do right now.”


I sat still and pondered. Suddenly I thought “Nastassja, you spend way too much time on facebook (exhibit A) – you could be spending time with God”.


And that’s what I’m thinking now. We spend so much time on frivolous things, yet we toss the most significant aside; spending time... Time with family, time with friends. But mostly, time with God.


I need more Mary in me. You?



Thursday, September 2, 2010

Be Inspired: It's a New Season

I’m inspired.


Forever, so many ideas run wild in my head – so wild that I can’t control it. “I want to do this”, “I’m going to do that” – then a season like this one comes along; where I’m completely inspired to go ahead and focus on certain goals. I love it!

Maybe it’s the physical change of season (Spring time!). Maybe it’s a spiritual season. As Israel Houghton and New Breed sing:

“It's a new season, it's a new day.
A fresh anointing is flowing my way.
It's a season of power and prosperity.
It's a new season coming to me!”

I’m going to grab onto this, my season - my inspiration!

All amped up and full of creativity: this week I ended up re-arranging the furniture, lighting lamps and changing the colour palette of our living room. I just have to do something when I feel this way!

So... there’s something I’ve always wanted to get my foot into --- my silent prayer --- I’m not going to tell you just yet! But I’m putting myself out there, I’m going to try. If you don’t try, the possibility of succeeding is non-existent, not?

The likelihood (of this silent prayer) is, well, unlikely - but that’s Faith. No matter how small I am in this massive mind of ideas, I’m going for it! Faith without works is dead, darlings!

Hold on a sec…

Oooh! An email just came in – oh how appropriate: Today’s French word by Wordsmith: fait accompli

PRONUNCIATION:
(fay-ta-kom-PLEE)
plural faits accomplis (fay-zuh-kom-PLEE, fay-ta-kom-PLEEZ)

MEANING:
noun: A thing accomplished: a done deal.

A thing accomplished: a done deal.

My silent prayer is fait accompli, by faith!