Monday, February 4, 2008

Waiting for the Muse

It is good that the Psalm this week is Psalm 32 which begins: "Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered." Forgive me, for I have comitted the sin of not blogging in a while. Life has been busy and sometimes, I just don't feel very inspired. This is one of the greatest challenges of ministry for me--finding the inspiration to fill others spiritually, when I myself am struggling.

We have been very busy in my household and it won't slow down until March. So I keep reminding myself to "stay here" and not worry too much about tomorrow or next week.

One of the things I like about Psalm 32 is the idea of "not hiding." For the Psalmist, it is not hiding iniquity...for me, it is not hiding the fact that I am tired and not very inspirational right now. If I can be transparent before God, like the Psalmist, then perhaps I will again find refreshment and energy for tomorrow. I hope the same for you.

Journey On...

1 comment:

mompriest said...

I get tired too, and feel uninspired...(usually when it comes to writing a sermon)...this, even though I like to preach..but solo pastor in a church takes its toll...sometimes I find inspiration in poetry