Sunday, July 8, 2012

Fully Alive....

"Are you surviving or thriving?" -- Ken Davis, author of "Fully Alive"

This morning, I didn't feel like getting dressed and facing the world... so I didn't.  I didn't get out of my pajamas.  I didn't put in my contacts or brush my hair.  Shower?  Nope.  Brush my teeth?  Well, duh.... of COURSE I brushed my teeth!   That would be taking things just a bit too far don't 'cha think?   I don't want to gross myself out!   Anyway..... I lay in bed, sipping on my first of many cups of morning coffee, I decided to download a podcast from my church to watch, hoping it would bring me some motivation.  I glanced through the topics of recent sermons I had missed lately and one jumped out at me, "Fully Alive".  I remember everyone raving about the guest speaker that day (our main pastor, Pete Wilson was on vacation) so I decided this was how I was going to have church in bed today.  

Wow.  WHAT a great message Ken Davis brought that day.  I laughed.  I cried.  I felt encouraged.  I also felt a bit ashamed.  Ashamed that I don't live life to the fullest everyday.  I don't wake up every morning excited about what my day will hold.  I don't live in full appreciation of what God has given me.  But I want to.

"Are you surviving or THRIVING?" ---  I must admit, that some days I take the "survival" approach.   I find myself feeling overwhelmed so I only ask myself "What do I have to do to get through today?"  No more, no less.  That ain't thriving.  -- and I want to thrive!  

How about you guys?   Do you feel like you are only surviving most days?  What do you do to make the most out of each day?  


  1. LOVED that talk too! so good for my heart. I need to re-listen to that one. too much of a pity party today. hate those stuck days. Would gladly have joined you in a pj day of nothing. Those days are very much needed as well.

  2. "Stuck" days... that's a good description Tracee. Been feeling a bit stuck myself. However, taking today off to rest, inhale, and "fill up" has been good for my attitude. I guess it's that fine line of living life to the fullest, yet not wearing yourself out, huh? :-)