GLEANINGS from Claudia: Prioritizing Love

“Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing. The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.” Ps 34:8-10

A sweet friend gave me this little manic daisy for my birthday. It sits in my kitchen window and whenever there is sufficient light it waves its little leaves up and down, up and down while the flowery head sways back and forth in time to the waving leaves. Most of the time it makes me smile; some of the time it makes me crazy.

My life feels a bit chaotic right now. There are many tasks and relationships that are priority to me. I want to do them all and do them well. The tasks feed the relationships so doing and being are hard to separate. Today many things stare me in the face begging to be done and ready by 7:00 p.m. tonight. I made a decision that would likely not have been made a few months ago. I put on my walking shoes, I took an index card with a verse I’ve
wanted to memorize and I set out to walk and run (yep, run!!!) while the Lord and I talked and I memorized His precious Word. It was SO GOOD!

Now I’m taking a moment to share this goodness with you before I zoom into the rest of the day’s priorities. There is an emptiness that comes with doing and doing and doing without the refreshing that comes from focus on the Lord. Today’s walk with Jesus was amazingly energizing and I want to do it again, rain or shine. That manic little daisy is waving its leaves in praise to the Lord whose wonderful light is the power it needs to operate. And the manic me is riding a wave of praise for the Lord of the light into this busy day! Lord – keep me hungering and thirsting for You as the highest priority of my life!

“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.  In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:16-18

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About Gleanings from Claudia

I am a wife, mother, grandmother,sister, and friend newly introduced to grief as I lost my 32 year old daughter in an auto accident in December 2010. I am a follower of Jesus and am journeying through grief while abiding in Christ.
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2 Responses to GLEANINGS from Claudia: Prioritizing Love

  1. Those closing verses are some of my very favorite. I even had them read at my wedding. So often it’s hard to separate the trials in life from punishment. As always, thanks for sharing your heart 🙂

  2. Carol S says:

    “Pocket Verses” I love it!

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