My friend, author Edie Melson, stopped me in my mental tracks this weekend.
In a post titled “Only Still Water Reflects,” posted this past Sunday on her blog The Write Conversation, Edie wrote of the busy-ness of life, and how a recent seven-day vacation at the beach helped her realize that only by slowing down, by living in God’s rhythm, can she truly reflect His image to the world.
Life has been oh-so-busy for me of late. None of the busy-ness is bad. I’m enjoying my family, which includes a precious new granddaughter. I’m continuing to live my writing dream, having just sent another round of edits for book #3, Somebody Like You, back to my publisher. I’m walking in honesty in a way I never have before … and learning what that means as each day dawns.
And yet … in the doing of all this, I am losing track of the being. I am living not by God’s rhythm, but by some fast-paced — discordant — rhythm that blurs God’s image in my life.
And I want it to change.
It’s not a question of “what’s wrong?” No. It’s a question of “what now?”
And my answer is … I don’t know.
I’ve made one small change. When I wake up in the middle of the night — and this happens frequently — I will take those few serene moments and pray … read the Word. Ponder a favorite passage.
Me. God. And a middle of the night meeting. And maybe, after I go back to sleep and wake up in the morning, I’ll see His image more clearly in my life.
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