Time for Joy:  Facing our Limits (Genesis 1:14-15)

“And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.’ And it was so.” -Genesis 1:14-15

Acknowledging that we are mortal beings and therefore have limitations can be difficult to accept.  Sure we say we know we won’t live forever but actually living it out can be quite the reckoning. 

Take some time to write and reflect this week on one or more of these questions:

  • Have you ever acted like you can do it “all”?  Think of a time when you tried to do “all the things” by yourself.
  • While it might feel powerful sometimes to do things on your own, what are the advantages of admitting you can’t do it all?
  • Imagine an overwhelming situation that you have been in or are in.  How does that situation make you feel?  What words describe how you are functioning in that situation? What would it look like to admit you can’t do it all?  How would that feel?

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Some Comfort and Joy was developed as a devotional resource that follows the rhythms and seasons of the liturgical year from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective.

Published by Gwen Lantz

Stay-at-home-Jill-of-all-trades I am hoping to create connections with people and the world around me, while being creatively engaged in what is happening right in front of my nose!

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