I’m hitting the pause button.
I hope you had a joy-filled, Christ-focused Christmas: one of awe and wonder as you reflected on the immensity of God becoming a human baby. All so you and I could live with Him forever!
My family and I are still celebrating. Traditionally my husband and I and the children settle into our finished barn loft for 3 days of uninterrupted time together over Christmas break.
It’s our family’s pause button. A beautiful time of reconnecting and loving each other (although by the end of the third night, we have grown a bit weary of each other’s quirks). But that, kind of, is the point (as silly as that seems).
At our barn, we focus on each other, not all the places to go and things to do. We realign ourselves with what it means to be family.
Pressing Pause to Reflect, Pray, and Realign
That’s what I want to do spiritually as December rolls into January. I want to pause and realign myself and my ministry with what it means for me to be a child of God, to be in God’s family.
You may have noticed I’ve been quieter than usual on my blog. I will continue to be so for the next couple weeks as I take time to reflect, pray, and realign myself with the mission and purpose God has for me.
I may still post occasionally during that time, but I plan to exercise stillness, giving myself time to breathe, some whitespace to think and pray and be.
It’s easy to get so wrapped up in our doing for the Lord that we forget to be with Him. I’ve experienced it. It’s easy to become blinded by our current doing that we fail to notice when God’s leading us into a new adventure.
I don’t want to miss that new adventure. I don’t want to miss Him.
Journey with me into 2017 with the focus of experiencing more of our Lord and Savior in this new year! Pause, be still with God, and see what adventure He has for you in the coming months.
Have a blessed New Year!
“Therefore we were buried with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too may walk in a new way of life.” Romans 6:4
Reflections: What are you doing to prepare for the adventure God has for you in this new year?
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