Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pondering Time

Good morning everyone!!

When is the last time you had time, or took time, to think?

If you are like most of us, you are running from one thing to another, one appointment, one scheduled event, one more stop, to another.

Our lives seem to be a constant barrage of things to do, places to go, and people to see.

Who really has time to think? And what would we think about if we did have time?

Maybe we could think about the next breath we take. Sounds funny doesn't it?
But think about it. If you are like me, I am so busy running, I do not even take deep breaths any more. My breathing is short and shallow.
Take a minute. Breathe in, I mean think about it, and take a deep breath.
Can you feel yourself really needing that breath? It's almost a struggle to get it in.
Breathe in again. Another deep breath. Don't think about where you need to be in 20 minutes, or what is next on the list, just breathe. Can you feel your body start to relax? Is it making you realize how tense you are all the time, and you don't even realize it? Breathe, relax.
There is really nothing worth rushing for. Nothing worth the tension. Nothing worth the stress we put on our bodies and minds by racing.

OK. Now, think.
Think about Him. Think about how He wants to place His loving hand on your shoulder. How He wants to share His peace with you. How He has already directed your steps for the day.
How He will use all that happens to help you grow, and that He will be glorified through you.
Think about His love for us. Think about how when you cry, He cries with you, and colllects your tears in a bottle. Think about how there will be no more tears in Heaven.
Think about how when you laugh, He laughs with you.
Think about how He delights in you.
Think about a love, so huge, a desire so big, He would give His son so we can be with Him for eternity.

Just breathe. And think. And thank.

Now go on your way, not rushing to the next appointment, but go in peace, and go out in love,
like He loves us, unconditionally, and with our whole hearts.

May your peaceful heart touch the hearts of those you meet today.


1 comment:

Southern Lady said...

Hi, Barb ...

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on my Southern Lagniappe blog. I'm glad it led me to your "Treasures."

I really enjoyed this post, because sometimes I, too, forget to really THINK about breathing. And you're right about taking deep breaths ... it really does help you to relax.

I'll be back to visit you again soon.