tonight i was sitting alone (which is rare these days) listening to some worship music and just felt so at peace. a peace that i haven’t felt at all in a long time. there were no distractions, no noises, no racing thoughts and no to do lists. just me and Jesus. finding rest.
lately i have taken a break from looking at any photography blogs, at pinterest, at a lot of the things on facebook and let me just say…what a refreshing thing it has been. i’m still working on not checking iphone as much but that is such a hard habit for me to break (just ask jay!!) technology and pretty pictures are everywhere, friends. everywhere. i don’t think there has ever been a time in history where a generation has been so bombarded with images and technology and social networks and blogs and this and that. at one point, i got so distracted by all of the images and comparing that i just needed to take a break. i just needed to rest.
and so i did. i asked for Jesus to give me peace and to be a light, as little or big as it may be. i asked that i would just be still, not do anything but simply rest in His peace. friends, we are called to go against the grain. we are called to be an example of His love. we are called to rest in Him so that He can fill us up….then we can go out and be poured out, then He can fill us once again. to put away the distractions, the do-to lists, the excuses…and spend time in His presence.
“you are the salt of the earth. but if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? it is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.” matthew 5:13
i sympathize with you if you are burnt out, discouraged, tired of comparing or too busy to even think straight. i was so there! i pray that God will give you peace as you get alone with Him. without any distractions. you will be filled up so that you can be a light wherever you are, in whatever situation you are in. you will find rest.
“you’ll find His peace
and know you’re not alone anymore
He is near….”