Have you ever had a place that you pass by quite often, but have never made time to go inside? If so, perhaps you’re like me and you never had a reason to, or, never made the time to, but it’s been in your periphery as “this place exists”, but nothing further was jotted down in your mind. To go a step further, after a number of years of passing by this place, perhaps you’ve begun to make a mental assessment of the building from its exterior, noting the traffic going inside, the state of its cleanliness and silently, unacknowledged, affirm or contradict that original opinion formed about why you have not yet made a point to visit this place of business, until something, or someone, changes your perspective.
The last time I wrote, I spoke about the power of God being made perfect in our weakness, and also about how when we turn to Him, we can find rest. Nearly three weeks have past since then, and to my surprise, some of you wonderful people out there are actually reading my blog. Thank you. I hope that if these updates find you in similar circumstances one day, that you will have the courage to turn to the Lord and rest in His peace.
These past few weeks have been hectic, tiring, and emotionally draining (unfortunately), not the best fodder for seeking to make new friends, try new eateries, or get much accomplished. I don’t know about you, but when I’m feeling overwhelmed, I revert back to those basic concepts of self-care and prayer, tending to my body, mind, and most important, my soul. And in that private, hallowed space we carve out to just spend time with God, what will we find? I suppose it depends on our state of grace, and what God chooses to reveal to us.
As I’m writing this post, it’s a rainy, grey, and overcast morning; the kind of weather where the world feels smothered with a blanket and turned in upon itself, and waking to find yourself met, not with the promise of sunshine, I’d just as soon go back to sleep.
The dog days of summer have come, wagging their tails in greeting and the temps here in our corner of the world are autumn-like, the heat without the humidity, the perfect temps for outdoor activities. How are you spending your summer days? Any suggestions for fun activities? Please share below!