Is the earth spinning faster these days or does it just seem that way? The days are flying by and although it is summer, busyness has kept me from enjoying it. It seems as if we just celebrated the Fourth of July and already school supplies are lining the shelves in the stores. What happened to those lazy days of summer? You know, the days when as a child, summer seemed to go on and on… Take a deep breath.
Everyone I talk to seems to be going through “situations” in their lives. I’ve had the most unusual summer myself – house fixes, car repairs – even bats in the house! Take a deep breath…
Then I remember – breathe in the breath of God. Remember His goodness. Take in His strength, His peace. Take a deep breath – just breathe it in. Think on what is good, lovely, having virtue. We are all such “do-ers.” That’s not a bad thing, but do we stop sometimes to look at the flowers? I mean really appreciate the beauty God gave us? Do we stop to smell the roses? Take in the fragrance – take a deep breath…
Even in doing for the Lord – do we forget to take time to “be” with Him? Can we take enough time to “catch our breath” so that we can take in His? This summer – take a deep breath…..
PS Please check out my articles, “Do-Overs” and “God’s Love Notes” on Inner Voice Magazine by going to www.innervoicemag.com. Just click on Faith, then Reflections and they will come up. Pass these on to anyone they may benefit. Thank you!