After weeks and weeks, or maybe months or years of sitting still; I have learned an enormous amount about myself and this world. My knowledge can be compared with the great monks who sit in meditation and endure hours of infinite study.
Well, not really. It just sounded good!
When you have no choice but to be still in this constantly moving and expanding world, you find where your patience lies. Mine lies deep within myself and I can, if I want, call it to the surface. Then you come to realize for all of your racing ahead, you are exactly where you are meant to be.
Once you accept this fact as I have done, you can soar into your life, flying among the angels! And then, each day, rest your head gently on Jesus’ lap. I am back to meeting Him in the garden in the mornings. And, at night Jesus lovingly kissing my cheek goodnight before I sleep. This feeling of being settled is overwhelmingly peaceful.
You see I have come to terms with myself and living in Texas. I can only do each day what I can do. The rest will have to wait on another day. Because on most days I would rather sit and write more children’s books, and adult novels! But, I had gotten myself so busy with the mechanics of publishing and advertising, that I had forgotten to do what I really enjoy in life.
The most important lesson I learned, is that God is more interested in what He is doing in me and not what He is doing through me! He does not care if I am a successful writer or not. He cares about my heart.
Think of all of the change which could be created if we completely cared about each other’s hearts?
I know we all live busy lives and you can not see yourself sitting still. There is no time! And you see me as having the opportunity to sit still because I had no choice in the matter. But if we take away the “spinning of our wheels” and only focus on doing what is truly necessary and important; there is more than enough time.
I pray God will show you it is more important to “be still” each day. I pray that during this time you will listen to your heart. And I pray that you will come to know the importance of your relationship with Jesus Christ above your relationship with this world!