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It is SO easy to find myself caught up in “mad activity and mechanical noises”, especially as a parent. There is always (always!) someone or something needing attention for one reason or another. I’ve learned, once again, that being still is not something I do very well or often. It’s also not been a priority in my life lately. I’ve been content to walk through my days from my morning alarm to my bedtime moving from one activity to the next. Get kids up, fed and off to school, volunteer or work, prep dinner, run a load of laundry, relax in front of the tv, go to bed. Rinse and repeat. I simply push through one activity so I can get on with the next. There hasn’t been a whole lot of stillness, or pause from me.
Last week I decided I was a lot better at taking time to be still and listen for God’s voice when I forced myself to get up and out of bed for a quiet conversation with God before waking up the kids. I’ve known this for years, but it’s a habit that takes about half a millisecond to break. I haven’t been making it happen *every* morning, but I have been doing it more often than not. And it’s been good. Good for me, good for my soul. Good for my husband, good for our kids. There’s a trickle-down effect of peacefulness that happens when I intentionally start my day by pausing and listening for my Father’s voice.
In my recent times of stillness, I feel God has prompted me to share what I am learning. As someone who best learns and retains information through writing, blogging seems to be a natural fit. My hope and prayer is that I can be a source of encouragement to you, my readers.
God *is* here; He is speaking. Can you hear him? Be still. Believe. Heed.