Date Number #49

Ebbing and Flowing….

Do you notice the frequent shifts we have in this life?  How creativity comes and goes?  Like when you have got it, you’ve got it? I find with my writing that I ebb and flow all the time.  It seems I have long dry spells and then the juices will flow like sweet nectar out of the blue.  Do you ebb and flow in your work?  In your love relationship?  I think if we all gave ourselves a little more grace we would be better off in this area.  I want to let myself off the hook for the times when I am just not performing.  I worked hard for a very long time getting over a performance based mentality.  The bible says there is a time and season for everything under heaven.  Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 says,

“There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

    a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
    a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
    a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
    a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.”

I love these words.  They are so poetic and beautiful!  How do you function knowing that the seasons shall turn?  The tides will change.  For example, right now I am in a season of harvest and joy.  This will not and has not always been the case.  It is a time to savor and soak up the goodness of being engaged to my love and harvesting in the area of writing and work.  What kind of season do you find yourself in?Spend a few moments meditating on this.

So, today Jesus and I are at a little cafe getting a sandwich and a lemonade.  It’s loud and the hustle bustle here is real.  My cell phone is broken so I have the whole time here to relax, reflect, eat and write with zero interruptions.  I am loving it! I would really like us to spend some time in prayer regarding the constant ebb and flow of life.

Dear Jesus~Thank you for the rhythms of life! You created them.  Even the wind and the waves obey you.  Thank you for creating me to have seasons of flourishing and seasons of drought.  I hold them all as vital for my personal development and my character.  I would love for me and my love to accept and honor the constant ebb and flow in our relationship too.  It is beautiful! Thank you for the seasons that you behold to us under heaven.  I want to be in sync with your Holy Spirit.  I love you Abba.  Amen!