It has been quite awhile since I have dusted off my blog. A lot of life has happened, I was thinking the other day with the beginning of Lent, how I am not very good at sitting down and reflecting consistently. I think and reflect, but it can be very fragmented and I get easily distracted by the noise of life.
Reflecting over the past several months, I am realizing that I’m feeling more connected with people after a season of feeling somewhat a drift. Being part of a vibrant community has helped a lot and developing closer relationships with others has helped me to grow. Relationships are good, but they can be noisy.
I pray that in this season of Lent, that I am able to sit and be still. To listen and renew. To take this time and be refreshed and reflect on my soul.
As I sit here, staring out of my kitchen window, with a cup of coffee, the phrase: “Be still, and know that I AM God,” keeps filtering through my brain. I admit I have a busy life. I’m glued to my smartphone most days with my email and internet at my fingertips. I run from activity to activity, obligation to obligation, without slowing down. And when I’m at home, I’ll spend time online, catching up on blogs, face book, or other random websites.
But I need to learn to be still. To drink in God and all that He has for me. To listen, to meditate, to commune. To be quiet in Him. To sit in His presence, all of me. So that I may grow, to learn, to praise the one who created me.
“Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”