Motivation is melting with the snow. The sun feigns warmth as a daunting chill still steals our breath. But, refusing any further hibernation, my husband and I secure our winter garb and walk against the wind. In our steps will be the Spring so slow in springing.
As I thought about today’s agenda, I woke up mentally tired. Imagine my thrill at this very moment, sitting in a quiet house! The kids finished their schoolwork before lunch. The youngest is at a birthday party. The oldest and middle-one went to bowling before middle-one’s therapy. My husband is working. I have sorted poems (!!!), caught up on my Bible study, and found myself here on this empty page in the middle of what I expected to be a cluttered day. Blissful sigh!
I spent two rare, precious hours alone in the house. All week I have longed for just a moment to take a deep breath before jumping into the next task or rushing to the next appointment. This morning the moment presented itself, and I spent it revelling in God’s presence. Of course, He had prepared for this time in advance. Here are a few of the treasures from my readings. May they bless you as they did me.
“If you sense that your purpose for doing something has gotten off track, ask the Lord for discernment. Take time to evaluate your heart motive in how you allocate your time. Remember, sometimes doing for others is not as important as simply being present with the Savior.”
“Sit still in the Light of My Presence, and receive My peace. These quiet moments with Me transcend time, accomplishing far more than you can imagine. Bring me the sacrifice of your time, and watch to see how abundantly I bless you and your loved ones”
“Enjoy the tempo of a God-breathed life by letting Me set the pace. Hold my hand in childlike trust, and the way before you will open up step by step.”
“Be on the lookout for everything I have prepared for you: stunning scenery, bracing winds of adventure, cozy nooks for resting when you are weary, and much more….Don’t worry about what is around the next bend.” from Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence