I have thought about what it is like to just be. In my life I have always been a busy body, going somewhere, doing something, and never really just resting. Especially in my Christian life, it has always kept me on my feet running around doing stuff, when all I really need is not to have my plate full of busyness constantly. I like what Walking Church had to say on his blog just recently about learning from his dog Missy, to just rest!
It always seems to surprise me that I never find rest in the moment of time. Well, Saturday, I finally did it! I was planning to get together with a good friend for the afternoon, but that didn’t happen. My husband was up in the mountains skiing so I was alone and had nothing really to do, so I asked Abba what he wanted for me that day, and he told me, find rest. So I did. I went to a creek in Golden and got a sandwich and sat down by the creek and read the Shack book. I would say I read for almost two hours. It was so peaceful and just where Father wanted me to be in that moment in time. Have you ever had that feeling? Being somewhere exactly where you need to be at the exact time you need to be there. I am learning to fall into every moment a lot more and start to live there for a while without jumping too far ahead and focus on the future or get caught up in the past for too long! I have done that my whole life and now starting to realize that somewhere in this moment right now I have something to learn from Father. It may not be too significant but it’s a moment that Father has made for me.
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