Align with

Sabbath becomes a decisive, concrete, visible way of opting for and aligning with the God of rest.” ~ Walter Brueggemann

How do you align with God?

Just in case

“For many years, it has been the custom to leave a lighted lantern by the side of the road at night to cheer the weary traveler. Beside the lantern, there is a note which gives detailed directions as to where his cottage may be found so that in case of distress or need, the stranger may find help. It is a very simple gesture of beauty and wholeness.” ~ Howard Thurman, Meditations of the Heart

In your own way, do you keep a lantern burning by the roadside with a note saying where you may be found “just in case”?

Becoming

“…we are growing organisms, springing from a source and reaching for water, bending toward the sun. Like the seed, we are on a journey toward becoming who we already are.” ~ Marianne Hieb

What bending and reaching is part of your becoming?

Enthusiasm

Albert Schweitzer once stated that nothing of real value in the world is ever accomplished without enthusiasm and self-sacrifice. The word enthusiasm literally means “God-possessed”.

What moments were you God-possessed?

One step

“The laborers in the Lord’s vineyard should have one foot on the ground, and the other raised to proceed on their journey.” ~ St. Ignatius of Loyola

Where are your feet?