Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Knowing what is really important......
On the way home tonight, I was thinking about how many of these "right in front of my face" things I miss because I am so focused on the activity at hand. I think this is just a part of "older age". Of course we know that we must be "as little children" to enter the kingdom of heaven. And part of that being like little children is stopping to watch a flock of geese swim across a pond. Also part of this is listening intently to those who are older and/or wiser than us.
So tomorrow I will be looking around more carefully. I will watch for those unexpected surprises and look more carefully at those pesky things around me. I am convinced that there is a lot that I need to learn from this short little encounter as I watched my sweet grandchildren take in the sights. And there is a lesson for all of us in this. Slow down and watch the things that are right in front of you. I am convinced that in this process, we will have an opportunity to connect and hear exactly what we have been needing from the Holy Spirit. Here's trusting that I will have that answer to my question from yesterday in tomorrow's blog!
Jesus, thank you for reminding me to stop and look and listen. I love that you use these everyday things to straighten me out when I have wandered off of the path. Holy Spirit, give me that nudge that I may need tomorrow to stop, look and listen. And thank you for knowing exactly what I need! Help us all to appreciate these small events and celebrate with joy, the interruptions in our intended plans. Thank you for a wonderful day that did include swimming! Amen