“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.” (Matthew 10:34 )
I have been restless that past week or two. Sort of a “burr under my saddle blanket” or an itchiness between my shoulder blades. A grittiness under my skin, and at times I have just been miserable with it. It comes, I know, from feeling like I should be doing something with my life, but not quite sure what to do. I am being called to something, but I am not sure what. Until I know for sure, I will continue to be restless and seeking for what I should be doing.
Jesus said he did not come to call people to complacency, but to action. This action will irritate some and cause ill-humor within families. And at times it might divide families. As Christians who have grown up in Christian families, we may find this hard to understand. But I am sure for some families their Christian faith is a dividing point.
My restless has been for a good purpose. In order to find relief I write these commentaries. (Yes, this is why I sat down to write this one.) And I keep myself open to the calling of God and opportunities to further what understand and learn what I may be called to. Much of the music I have been listening to reflects the need and desire to understand what God has in mind and planned for me. While it feeds my restlessness, it also soothes me to know that I have not closed my ears to God’s call.
In this way it is a peaceful restlessness; because I know I will keep journeying where God’s calls me to, never resting. And I am at peace because God journeys with me. May you gentle reader journey with God in peace also, never resting until God calls you home. Selah!