Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Somewhere in a Moment

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.

11 comments:

Walking Church said...

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My heart jumped with joy when I read your post - I rejoice with you.!

Laurie said...

So good to hear Nic! I rejoice as well. :)

Aida said...

Hi Nicki,

You have been like that little Energizer bunny, just going and going and going. I know you were disappointed when things didn't work out with your friend but Daddy had something better in store for your day.

Learning to rest in him is a hard thing to learn. But as we begin to understand that what we do doesn't really matter, it becomes easier. As you know, it's what he does through us that counts so all of our striving produces nothing but exhaustion.

Thanks for sharing. That's a beautiful story and so encouraging.

Love,
Aida

bob said...

I agree with all comments.
God is obviously doing a huge work in you and He needs your attention.
He will give you what He knows you need and one of those things we all need is to rest in HIM.
Alvin (walking church), my buddy says it best.
Rest does't mean we don't do anything, it means we work FROM rest. And our rest is in Him so when we only do what He asks us to do we are working from His rest. So you will get exactly the right amount of work and the right amount of rest.

Resting in Him
Bob

lydia joy said...

Oh it sounds wonderful, can you watch my kids so I can go do that!!!!

I love your pictures on the sidebar, it must be beautiful where you live!!

I'm learning to rest him, right along with ya!!!

Grace and Peace!!!

Nicole's Godblog said...

Thanks Lydia for coming over!

You have a lot of good things to say and so I look forward to your comments and opinion along with encouragement!

Welcome!

In Freedom, Nicole!

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