For a few very hard years this word was my mantra.
The word means
-undismayed; not discouraged; not forced to abandon purpose or effort
-undiminished in courage or valor; not giving way to fear
But the truth is, I was often dismayed by everything that had taken place, and I did battle discouragement. I battled fear and doubts. I hurt and was angry, and sometimes "undaunted" sounded more like a mockery than a mantra, and I was determined to be real about all of it in these posts, thus the name, Undaunted Reality. More than that, though, I was determined to live undaunted, not because I'm so great or strong, but because my God is, and no matter what this world looks like, He is the only reality that matters.
I pray I live the reality of Him beautifully undaunted.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Lent Day 5--From My Journal

I keep pondering Psalm 90:14--

Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
 that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.

Satisfy me in the morning...

I keep thinking breakfast. To be satisfied by breakfast, I have to fix it, but that seems to go against giving up the "have to" and things to do. So how does one get satisfied by breakfast?

....One has to be hungry....

One cannot be satisfied until one realizes how hungry one is.

But to be satisfied, one has to take time to enjoy the taste of the meal. It is not simply satiating hunger. It is allowing the meal to be...a gift, like someone made it just for you because they know what you like, and they made this food just for you, just the way you like it. It is thoughtful and personal and...more than a taste. It's a feeling of importance and value.

Lord, each morning, remind me to stop, be still, and enjoy how valuable I am to you so that I am completely filled with your unfailing love. How could I be anything but joyful when I know how important I am to you and how personal your love and provision for me is? If I start every day like that, every day of my life will be filled with you. Every day of my life...

And my "to do" is the self-discipline to be still and let the reality of your love soak into my mind and my heart.

When I think as someone deeply loved, my entire world will change because who I am will change.

Lord, remind be satisfied with being the one you love deeply.

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