Welcome to TuesdayTea! Come, grab a mug, pull up a chair and rest a spell. Today, let’s do a bit of replenishing.
I have missed you, just a little. Transparent Moment: I have been going through a lull in transition, a mild episode of depression. Maybe it’s the seasons changing; time to shift for the home stretch of the year–and do some introspection along the way.
This too shall pass.
So, today my sister had this brilliant idea to play a wild card game with quote cards. We each will center our thoughts around 3 snippets most relevant to our life and purpose for this season. Sounds fun, yeah?
Here’s the first:
“No matter where life takes you…the place where you stand at any moment is holy ground. Love hard and love wide and love long, and you will find the goodness in it.”–Susan Vreeland, Lisette’s List
I have Affirmed:
I Am a vital being. I have the fullness of life inside me. I am a temple of the Holy Spirit. I embody love, because God is Love and He is pleased to dwell within me.
When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father,[e] the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.[f]
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.
Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.
And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.
May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
–Paul, Ephesians 3:14-19
Check out the verbs there, y’all: Love empowers you in your innermost spirit. Love grounds you when the entire world is upside-down and running backwards. Love that is so great it fills the expanse of the universe, yet cannot be weighed fully or even fathomed in its magnificence, will complete me. Love will fill in the gaps, will sustain me.
Everything is going to be alright. I repeat, every thing is going to be alright.
Stop fretting, stop worrying, stop recycling through anxious thoughts and defeated attitudes. God graces us with the strength and power to obtain the victory.
May you rest in that grace, in the fullness of love this week.