I don’t do that often enough, do you?
Lent is a season of Pause. A time to reflect and ponder.
“This is Lent. It’s a time to stop—wherever we’re going and whatever we’re coming from. Whether we’ve been anticipating this season since Christmas, or it’s stopping us cold on our way to where we think we need to be—here we are.” #shereadstruth
Sometimes, I want to run from those moments. Instead of rest, Pausing brings the crashing wave of doubts, fears, insecurities…regrets. It’s easier to stay busy.
Appearing engaged, occupied, and put together sadly and deceptively feels safer. Not restful or restorative, but at least staying busy provides an escape. We do that… escape, avoid… running as fast as we can from, rather than to, the One who says, Peace be still.
With power and authority Jesus spoke quiet into the storm. Can He speak quiet into my mind and heart so pausing becomes peaceful, restful…moments of remembering that He IS here, speaking Peace, in the midst of whatever storm we are in?
Dust to Dust, not a very glamour picture. Pondering this I wonder if it is not the beginning dust, or ending dust that really matters… but all the in-betweens, where we are invited to Be with Him.
This is where God brings Beauty from Ashes. (Isaiah 61:3). I want to pause long enough to see, embrace and live in that truth. So today when my mind races, I will choose to Be Still a bit longer…
- to invite Peace to enter in and calm my stormy mind and heart…
- to picture Jesus saying, Peace, Be Still.
- to remember the beauty He has brought from the ashes of my life.
I will try… Pause… breathe Will you join me? She Reads Truth- Lent 2015- Day 1