Having a lot of A-ha's lately.
Let me rephrase, God is showing me a lot of A-ha's lately.
Phrases keep coming into my head and scriptures keep popping up all over the place repeating the same thing...
"I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28.
I feel and hear the Lord beckoning me to draw closer to Him. To come to a quieter place and hear him.
My world is busy. Phones ringing, phones beeping, phones vibrating, emails being delivered, emails being sent, blogs being posted, blogs being commented on, children fussing, husbands beckoning, doorbell ringing, tv blaring, oven timer going off, dryer buzzing.....
The list goes on.
How in the world am I supposed to hear from God if my ears have all of this clanging going on?
So, it's time to follow His lead. I am going to a quiet place to get some rest.
When I go to His word, He brings my anxious heart peace. I know this, but why is it so hard to get to that quiet place?
Is it that I want to feel important and loved so I refuse to give up some of the things clamoring for my attention?
Is it that I am afraid of the transparency that I find in the quiet moments with the Lord?
Am I scared of what He may show me?
Besides, the world says it's good to be "busy." It's good to be needed. It's good to be super-woman. It's good to be wanted, invited, and sought after by others.
However, is that what God's Word says?
As I sat on my bed tonight with a heavy heart and a hungry spirit...I opened the Bible directly to this passage.
It's the same passage that the Lord has been showing me all Summer. The same passage that launched SHINE into existence.
However, this small little passage in those scriptures stood out on the page for me tonight like He was shining a spotlight on them.
"Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest." Mark 6:31.
He may as well of dropped a brick on my head.
He is telling me, once again, that I need some rest. He wants me out of the "busy" and into the place where He can be found.
That's what I want.
That's where I want to be.
So, as I tune into Him and tune out the noise, I will be waiting for Him to speak to me once more.
I will be waiting for Him to fill my hungry spirit and my thirsty soul. He is the only thing that can fill it.
silence is golden,