Let's Sit Awhile...
The other night a rare event occurred in my house…all 5 of us were at home, and did not have any where particular to be that night. In this season of life that is a rare occurrence. I don't have babies anymore... the twins have baseball, football or are lifting at the gym. Judah is doing the same and in his "spare" time heading off to the local coffee shop to lead a bible study. God quickly reminded me how blessed I was. I was so thankful to just have time to be “with” them. Most of the time someone is asking me math homework questions, papers are needing to be signed, clothes are needing to be folded for school the next day, but tonight we had time just to be in each others presence. Aren’t those moments much like the time we get to spend in God’s presence. Our lives are so busy, and we are pulled in so many directions. We have our time with God… but many times we are praying for a need or having our morning devotion on our phone, coffee in hand, getting kids out the door, as we look at our planner and wonder how we will get it all done that day. (just saying… that’s kinda how some of my days start). We need to stop, slow down and have that same “lewis family time” time with God. Psalm 131 (ESV) reads,
O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. 2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.
3 O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forevermore.
I love what Psalm 131 verse 2 says… Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother;Like a weaned child is my soul within me. A weaned child is seeking nothing from his mother, other than her presence and comfort. As children of God, we need to have moments with God, where we are asking nothing, but needing what we can’t live without…His PRESENCE. God’s presence is more than enough…but for him to minister to us we must slow down, spend time with him, allow him to comfort us and just wrap his arms around us, just as mother would do for her child. I can remember when I was a little girl hearing my Nannie say, "Wendy 'Nae, come sit for awhile". We would sit on the metal swing on the front porch, she would pull me close beside her and just enjoy being together. God desires for us to "come sit awhile" and spend time with him. Find that time today... rest in his presence. Allow God’s presence to restore you and comfort you. It will remind you just how blessed you truly are. He is truly More than Enough.