May 6, 2020
Life in the Moment
While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." Then, completing their fasting and prayer, they laid hands on them and sent them off.
We went to a production of [i]Hamlet[/i] in which all the roles were played by only four actors. They slipped in and out of character with apparent ease, shifting vocal register, donning a pair of glasses or standing up a little straighter. It was fascinating. But it wasn't a miracle. The actors worked hard and practiced, practiced, practiced until the words, actions and life of the piece became, simply, their lives at the moment.
Sometimes I can look at what I suspect God is calling me to and it seems impossible, beyond me. But the ancient wisdom of the Christian life tells me that with practice+--living his will in small ways, spiritual discipline and openness to the Spirit--the work for which he has called me can become, joyfully, simply my life in every moment.
Spirit, fill me with strength for the work at hand.
- Amy Welborn
Acts 12:24--13:5|Psalm 67:2-3, 5-6, 8|John 12:44-50