Do you ever take the time to breathe?
Faster than the speed of life, we are moving to cram as much memories and stuff into our eighty-plus years to create a legacy of awesomeness. We often forget to take a moment to breathe.
Many blog posts, articles, books, and podcasts all address the importance of rest, grace, moments of reflection, and the like. These subjects abound in faith and secular talking points alike. Sometimes it’s like beating a dead horse at times. But no matter the mass of thinkers on these topics, we are still lacking, searching, reaching, and praying for something to give.
Do we need a sickness to stop us from zipping through life? What about a broken body, do we need to break a limb to stop and take in that breath? Would death of a loved one reel us in to a point of noticing creation instead of go-go-going? How do we get to a point of noticing the Lord in the here and now, telling us to sit at His feet in communion with Him?
John 10:14 NIV
I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me
He knows us. The Lord knows the number of hairs on our heads. He knows our comings and goings. Not a moment goes by that He doesn’t know what we’re doing, what we’re thinking, and what our next step may be.
When we take that moment to breathe, notice the Lord’s provision. Feel the air your take in, the moment to refresh, the grace that abounds, the mercy that is poured down, and the peace that He extends.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
When we take the time to commune with the Lord, to notice His goodness, and listen to His voice, we can see how He tends to us as a good shepherd tends to his flock. When we seek out guidance from Him, we will see the importance to cease chasing down a life of material fullness and find rest in a life full of loving the Lord and His commands.When we seek out guidance from Him, we will see the importance to cease chasing down a life of material fullness and find rest in a life full of loving the Lord and His commands. Click To Tweet
Pray for direction and rest. He will provide for you according to His will.
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