My books are stacked haphazardly on a too small shelf. Many I bought at library sales, or they came to me free. I would like to refuse books, but my hand automatically reaches out.
There are too many books to read, yet more books I acquire!
I’ve been waiting for several months for a fancy top of an old bookshelf to be restored and attached to new shelves. Sadly as I wait, I open the door to the office, I see that cramped shelf and sigh.
When will that shelving be complete?
Many times I think of my character–when will I be complete? When will I stop the fear, the anxiety, the impatience in my life? Not in this life, but I have the Completer living in me. He is enough, he is all I need. Though I struggle to be more he has made me complete.
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” John 15 NIV
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