God speaks to me in themes. In the books I read, in the music I hear, in conversations with people – Christian and not.
The theme for this season is about balance and love.
I’ve been forced to slow down these last few months with no mobile phone or Internet. For a girl who was previously plugged in 24/7, when that came to a grinding halt, it was rather a shock. I developed anxiety that I was supposed to be doing something.
God whispered to me to be still.
As I overcame my anxiety and quieted my spirit, I noticed my babies more. I sang songs to them at night. We prayed together. We did art. We played and read books. We laughed and the entire mood of the household started to change over a period of a few days. I observed my family. I was intentional and present.
I can preach and teach to my children, but they are swayed more by actions than words.
Wisdom is proved right by her actions. Matthew 11:19b
God’s rhythm is different than ours.
And there was evening, and there was morning… Genesis 1
Do you plan for your day’s success the night before?
Since our rhythm has been a bit disrupted lately and we’re working to develop a new and improved routine…
Sometimes, being quiet is the best (and hardest thing) I can do.
I want God to be in control, not me. I want to be calm and content.
And I want to make time to play in the rain.