Today is the first Saturday in what seems like a long time that I did not have to get up and rush out of the house for some event or activity. Out of habit, when I got up this morning, my mind starting racing about all I needed to get done today. I need to make out my grocery list, cut my coupons and go to the grocery store. Do I have time to take a quick walk in my neighborhood and get my exercising in this morning? Clothes are in need of washing! What will I cook for dinner tonight? Do I have time to get to the nail salon before the day is over? How about cleaning up around the house? I need to wake up my three children so we can get it started up in here! This was going to be a never-ending list of things to do!
Then I stood still for a moment and I realized how peaceful and quiet it was around me! I could so easily start running errands and taking care of things that need to be done around the house. I could wake everyone else up and raise the noise level in my house. Or I could sit down for a few minutes and spend some time alone with God! I then heard His voice say just relax.
So I brewed me a cup of coffee (in a real coffee cup and not in a convenient to go cup) and went out on my patio with my bible. I read some of God’s words and daily instructions for my life. I meditated on those words and I asked God to continue to impart His words into my heart so that I can live better, do better and be better!
As I sat there on my quiet patio, I could hear others starting their cars possibly to run errands or head out to scheduled events. I could hear someone’s music from a few houses down drifting to my patio. Although it is a bit cloudy outside, I could see the green of the trees and a hint of blue in the sky. Most importantly, I could feel the presence of the LORD!
Now that I have had quiet time, I feel better and relaxed. I still have plenty to do and I will start racing around soon, but I am so thankful for the extra time alone with God. And, I am thankful He woke me up this morning and that HE thought enough of me to give me some extra time to just relax!
When I consider your heavens and the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for Him?