Seeking Sabbath



If we live by the spirit, let us also keep in step with the spirit.

It's easy to talk the talk but can we walk the walk?

Sometimes in the early morning, I walk Revere beach while I wait for my husband's train

to come into the station. You can see the rather tiny sort-of an island 

where we live on the horizon.  

Those who know of such things put up beach fences

to keep the world from tramping over God's little birds in their nests.

But, the wind and the waves knock them over as the season progresses.

After a while it can be difficult to decipher which side of the fence

our steps are falling on....

The line between the world and the spirit

is twisted and curved and fallen down in spots

and beaten and battered

and shifted sometimes so slightly that you hardly even notice...

We must be constantly testing ourselves, 

examining our hearts, seeking wisdom.

I love Galations.

I love the way Paul opens our hearts and our minds

not without a firm hand,

and yet gentle and subtle enough so that it seeps in 

like the light from a candle or a sweet song

it turns me back to the humbleness of where I should be.

Because God is so powerful

I fall to my knees to ask for forgiveness for my haughty ways 

and feel my steps lighten and become filled with joy as I redirect them.



  1. Beautiful thoughts... it is a constant battle between our will and the spirit of Christ within us, but the peace that passeth understanding comes when we align our will with His. I find that being outside in the world our Lord created and looking upward brings my heart closer to Him. Your little island sounds very beautiful :)

  2. I LOVE this!: "After a while it can be difficult to decipher which side of the fence

    our steps are falling on...." This is so true in life. I takes a gentle hand to lead me back to the right sight of the fence. Thank you for sharing with me today and thank you for reminding me that God's hand can be gentle.

  3. So beautifully and gently said. It made me want to walk that beach with you!

  4. God's gentle yet firm hand that opens us up, draws us near to Him, opens our blind eyes, and keeps us in His love is absolutely incredible. <3 And living on a little island sounds beautiful.

  5. This is beautiful, my friend.



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