She blogs at Live With Flair. I read her on the daily and you most definitely should too. She wrote a post about a week ago about all things verbs.
Here are some verbs that I would use to describe my life - Do, Perform, Accomplish, Serve, Act, Recruit, Study, Compel, Speak, Compete, Exhaust, Give.
While these are all good things, there are some verbs that I have been missing in my life since, well, as long as the Cleveland Browns have sucked at football, i.e. forever.
Verbs such as: BE, REST, ENJOY, STAY, LISTEN, RELAX, DWELL, RECEIVE, ABIDE.
This last verb penetrated my heart and quickly became the inspiration for my tattoo. As I read through John 15 whereJesus said, 'Abide in me and I in you.... for a part from me you can do nothing.' I fell on my face and desperately cried out for God to keep me in His Spirit, to help me remain in the comfort of who He is, to focus my mind and heart on being with Him instead of working for Him.
It's as if for so long I have been working, slaving over preparing a huge Thanksgiving Supper and not enjoying - sitting and stuffing my face so fast I forget to breathe - all the goodies I prepared (P.S. Does God speak to you in food analogies as much as He does with me?)
I am so glad that my tattoo now serves as that daily reminder. I am not meant to work for God on my own power, but instead to soak up all of who He is and let my actions, my 'work' flow forth out of that.
This is my prayer -
Here's my challenge to you - make sure all your verbs are in order.