Keep Me Abiding.
So, I couldn’t wait to blog on Monday…and because of our family’s schedule, I had to set my agenda aside and engage in what was set before me- no blogging time available. It’s perfect actually! It is the essence of what I want to blog about.
Every time Honest Aromas does an event, I am “caught off guard” at the some element of the event that I didn’t see coming! It has always been an extremely positive thing- bringing some form of growth to my life.
This time it had to do with the location of my booth. I started out on the front porch of Binda’s Lane Alpacas and Gift Shop- who, by the way, are some of the most supportive and precious people I have had the privilege to know! Well, the weather wasn’t helpful and although I provided cover and a space heater to the patrons walking up to the store, they just wanted to get their bodies inside!! I handled that rejection for about 1 hour, and then I asked if I could move to an empty spot on the side of the building under the car port. I made mention of that move to one of my vendor friends who was working down there and after getting the OK from the owner, with in 15 minutes,” my new friends from the carport” came and helped me tear down and move! It was the first day of Apple Fest for them, they were busy and yet stopped what they were doing to help some one they had never met!
We instantly connected and had such an encouraging, supportive and FUN weekend! There was so much to take in with the swell of customers who would come through….so many questions about products, being introduced to new customers who follow my blog, money handling and seeing my repeat customers- it is thrilling!
But on the down times, I would reflectively look around me at the other vendors…..they all have a story, selling their gifts and talents, literally bringing so much of them selves “to the table”. I was so thankful to be able to be a part of them. I was contemplating how I never want to loose sight of what is most important; love.
It is riveting to make a lot of sales and to talk about things that interest me with people who line up at the table to do just that, but if I do not love- I am nothing. The out pouring of excitement from my friends who came to see me, help me and talk to me over whelms me! It is intriguing to me that they take that interest in what I do! I want to take that privilege, that honor and give it back.
I want to hold all the things I have been given in my life loosely in my hands, and offer them back up. Everyday I say, God what ever YOU want this business to be or not be, your will be done. I also say what ever you want me to be or not be, your will be done.
I want to look past all of the distractions of this life and remember who I am…where I come from… what I was made for…. and where I am going. It has so little to do with “the thing” in front of us per say and every thing to do with living to give more of ourselves away.
I wrote this song in the days that my mom was passing away. I was flooded with clarity during that time. I pondered; What things are important? What things will pass away?- I wanted to make something good out of the life my mom gave to me. I want my life to count, I want to bear good fruit that leaves eternal out growth. I don’t always hit the mark, many times I have not even been going toward the right goal! But when I do get back on course, I lift my hands and ask that He keeps me abiding in Him.
You can hear the song by clicking the link below.
Keep me Abiding