Wednesday, June 13, 2007

What If...I asked the question: To Be Or Not To Be?

I'm leaving town tomorrow for my Florida vacation so I thought I'd make my post today. I've had to fast forward my work a bit to make sure that all is taken care of in the Pink Collar Club before my departure. Here's what on my mind and heart.

In order to be "effective" for the kindom of God, we must be women of intention and strategy.

Don't misunderstand me...God is in control but He has left us with our own set of responsibilities, so to speak. We spend a great amount of time in the coaching world on "producing results". This is fine and good. much time to we intentionally create just "to be".

And, what does this mean..."to be". It sounds a little hokey, doesn't it? Like some mystical practice sitting cross-legged chanting AH-UMMM. Certainly, not what I am referring to here. Rather, a simple solution really. Perhaps, the answer to this question. (Atleast my perspective anyway.)

If we are created in the image of God (and we are) then wouldn't it make sense "to be" with that Image. Isn't this what we are commanded to do? To imitate Christ? How can we "copy Christ" if we don't live in consistent communion with Him?

It seems perfectly logical to this woman, that if I am "to be" all that I am to be, I must look to and connect with the Image of that to which I hope to become.

We live in a culture that endorces the "to do". This "to do" mentality is worthy of our planning and intention. But what about a "to be" mentality becoming the norm for us? "To be" in total and complete communion with the One who is the great I AM.

To be or not to be...that is the question!


Anne said...

Randee, eureka! That's truly it for me. To be in communion with Christ is the ultimate "coaching" that I need, and the Pink Collar Club helps me so much when I feel a bit disconnected from his presence. In him, I can do all things. But that requires me "to be".

Randee said...

One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. (Psalm 27:4)

Shalene said...

You got it Ladies! The question though Randee, is not "To be or not to be..." But rather will you be??? The great I AM is and always will be, but will you??? That's what i think he asks of us. Great post!!! Love all of you!!

Lori Arriaga said...

Oh how I wish I would just "be" in His presence always instead of get caught up in all the "To Do's" each day. That is the beauty of the body of Christ, as we fellowship with one another, we help remind each other that we ought to just be and I am very grateful for you women being that for me.

Randee said...

Yes, Shalene. And, not...what would Jesus do? But...whad DID Jesus do? In agreement!

I'm off to Florida, ladies! Have a blessed week!