Walk Slowly, Bow Often
in which I have goodness and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and bow often...
If we want to move easily through the world, unhurried enough to experience the holiness around us, we'll need to start living differently.
And it starts with letting go of our attachments to affirmation, success, control, power, and all of the old false gods that keep us churning, doing more, worrying more, stressing more, and thinking that there is more if we do more.
I'm going to do my best to slow down a bit and walk more slowly. I want to find moments and spaces where I feel the holiness of God, and where worship flows from my heart, unimpeded and free.
I am going to do my best, and I will give myself grace when I find myself running again. I hope that you will do the same.
Because giving ourselves grace when we miss the mark is just as important as letting go of our need for control. We need both if we are going to find peace.
May it be so for you today and every day from this day. And may the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you now and always. Amen.