All morning long I’ve been juggling calendar and email; sending and receiving texts; straightening up around the house; taking care of business. It’s only 11:00 am and I feel spent. Part of me feels as if nothing has gotten done. My infamous to-do list has boxes checked so if that’s my measuring stick I know I am ok.
But something is still not settled.
My soul needs quiet.
It has been a long, slow journey to awareness of that fact. Detoxing from years of too full calendar space and changing habits has not come easily to me.
I have lived a life of performance to earn favor. A life bound up by believing lies that perpetuated the performance even after following Christ.
Whispers quietly to come be still and know.
Invites me to Come to Him when I am weary and burdened and He will give me rest.
Speaks words of comfort as He promises to never leave me or forget me.
Those are literally my two favorite words in the Bible. I have them circled in my Bible…
When my life feels overwhelming and tasks feel impossible to accomplish
When I feel my internal world swirling
When I slip into listening to the lies I have heard so many times
I know my soul needs quiet.
How can quiet happen when it seems there is so much noise?!
It’s a discipline. A thing to try. A habit to be formed.
I have learned to say those two amazing words But God…
And remember God has a different idea for me.
He is bigger than any issue we face. He knows. He cares. He longs to have us aware of His abiding Presence; to come to Him in a breath to slow down and be quiet.
Our souls need to be filled up before we are poured out in our days. And refilled in the middle of the day! And throughout the day!!!
Living in Tandem is a journey. A soul journey of learning to live aware. A journey implies a beginning and an end. I believe the end will be when He calls each of us to our promised eternal home with Him.
The beginning? Well that depends on you.
What’s your response to His invitation to get on the bike with Him?