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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Woman at Rest

I'm not talking about a sleeping woman. I'm not talking about a confident woman. I'm not talking about an accomplished woman. I'm not talking about a calm woman. I'm not talking about a passive woman. I'm not talking about a positive woman. I"m not talking about a perfect woman.
I'm talking about a woman at rest.
She speaks truth and sees even the most difficult situations clearly.
She doesn't deny hardship or pain and allows emotions as they come.
She's not always quiet and demure but there's something in her demeanor which exudes peace.
She's not necessarily okay with who she is, but she's great with who God is and it shows.
No need to control, contrive or manage...God's got it.
No need to hang on to the past or worry about the future...God's got it.
She can live in the moment...good, bad or ugly... because God's got it.
She is a thing of beauty and a rarity.
There are many imitations in our world and churches, but few women who truly rest.
If you're privileged enough to know one, thank her today for making her world a better place.


Jean said...

Oh, how much I want to become that "woman at rest." I can see that I'm much nearer than I was 10 or 20 years ago.

To live in a state of perpetual sabbath rest is one of my goals. A state of emotional and spiritual rest.


janelle said...

Beautiful Patty. I pray that you continue to grow in "this" direction.

"...make us holy...make us holy..."

Annie said...

Beautifully said. I just discovered your blog and I can so relate to your honesty, transparency, and sensitivity. I especially liked your post on being anonymous and not being here for ourselves, but writing a public blog! I love that the body of Christ is so diverse and we get what we need from HIm through each other at times. You seem like such a neat person, I'm glad I found your blog.