brim (leaning away from contentment) (8.30am)

i have never set foot inside unfaithful.

but i have leaned toward.

i let words, attention, near…mean more to me than i had right to.

let my back face M while looking at another wondering if

if this would be better.

if this would be easier.

if this would make up for.

if this would be my deserve.

if this would fill to brim.

(thinking to-the-brim was how contentment got dressed for the day.)

but when i leaned toward what looked like filling up—-contentment spilled out.

in god reminding, i set aside reach and contentment reached brim.

brim

by gardners hand.  drip system filling.

rooted in upright.

following choose to stand where planted. trusting in seasons of dormant, seasons of steady grow, seasons of bright bloom.

trust in the lord with all your heart
and do not lean on your own understanding.
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.

proverbs 3.5-6 (NASB)

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photo courtesy of n. toro. lae, papua new guinea

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6 thoughts on “brim (leaning away from contentment) (8.30am)

  1. Your writing makes me weep not only for the revealing of your own heart but the revealing of the human heart.

      • i completely get it penny. i do some weeping myself when i write. it’s often as if i’m hearing what i’m sharing the same as others reading it if that makes sense. thank you for telling me. <3

  2. I love how you say ‘leaning’
    intentional, deliberate leaning? tired, weary leaning?
    as if ‘to the brim is how contentment got dressed for the day’ – so true. a picture of temptation’s whispers.
    but contentment spills out.
    self seeking is an emptying process – thanks for honestly bringing things into the light & reminding me to seek Jesus today.

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