A hundred years ago (30 years ago), I was in the United States Marine Corps. Surrender isn't a word that Marines know. Surrender isn't an option.
This week has been a formidable challenge. I've identified that I need better process systems and organization to get the things done that I want to get done, like creating new music and content.
Mid week, I was praying in the morning and reached a place where I surrendered a few projects and tasks to the Lord. Immediately after prayer time, these projects and tasks started getting accomplished. Thank you, Jesus!
Wednesday night I drove out to the University of West Georgia for a wonderful evening Holy Hour with the students at University of West Georgia. It was a beautiful time with the Lord and some great college students.
Then...then this weekend started rising like a tidal wave in the distance. I am playing a men's retreat Saturday, I'm covering a Vigil Mass at a neighboring parish that evening because they are waiting for their new music director to start. Sunday I have 5 Masses to cover, and I think there's adoration Sunday night for parents of our faith formation students. All of these things are awesome, and I am looking forward to all of them.
Technology has been challenging all week. Tripods and camera gear are...not in a findable place (gotta get organized). Our cat disappeared Tuesday night, so we have spent hours combing through the woods looking for her. The contractor we hired to do some home repairs back in June decided that this is the week to start work, requiring tile and material selections.
I. gotta. get. ready. for. the. weekend.
I am exhausted. Absolutely exhausted. As long as I get some good rest Thursday and Friday night...It will be okay.
So... 3:00 this morning, I pop awake after 4 hours whole hours of sleep. I start recognizing that my being awake will wake up my wife, so down to my studio I go. The blessing in this is that I was able to knock down some tech challenges, finish this week's #worshipwednesday video and share this hilarious journey of a week.
Lord, I surrender all of this to you. All of the events and days leading up to now, and all the days and tasks in front of me. Please bless me with a healing and restorative sleep tonight so that I may be at my best for you this weekend. Lord, maybe I missed some cues of tasks and calendar items earlier this week that you were calling me to surrender. If I did, I offer them to you now. Thank you for loving me in all my weakness, disorganization, procrastination, and self sabotage.
Lord, I know You are going to come through for me. You've never let me down. I trust You and surrender all to you. Amen
Would you consider saying a prayer for me as I run into this weekend that I scheduled? I am so grateful for all of you!