Although I am just now sitting down to write this (9:43 pm) I had some incredible thoughts that took place this afternoon… Well at least some were incredible.
There is something about a nice sunny afternoon that just gets me thinking. The boys I nanny sleeping, the wind is light, and I just sit and take a deep breath. After some extended deep-thinking/worrying-about-the-future morning, the sun and a place to just sit in the calm is perfect. Every once in awhile an image of my Cognitive Neuropsychology textbook will pop into my head, reminding me of my very important exam. I could very well be in denial, but there is something refreshing letting my mind relax.
As I reflect I recall the verses in Psalms 37 “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, trust in him and we do this: He will make your righteous reward like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.” What does it mean to take delight in Him? To enjoy His presence, to believe and trust Him, to love Him, and to choose Him. I think it is great to serve a God who longs to give me the desires of my heart. That doesn’t mean he gives me whatever I want. It means if I desire Him than I desire things that are godly and pleasing. And he longs to give those to me. My passions and dreams are included. What a promise to make us righteous, bright and shining like this afternoon sun. After a morning of worry, a reassurance to trust and commit in the afternoon.
I reflect, find the image of my Cognitive Neuropsychology book reappear and quickly exit my thoughts, and then shortly reminded of reality as cries from a cute baby boy exclaim his nap time must be over. I rush to greet the cries so to not wake up the toddler asleep upstairs. I look at this baby boy and smile to know that this boy is a part of God’s creation and is loved deeply by the Creator. How cool to know that God has a plan and a purpose, even for a boy that just is beginning his life.
Then the reflecting time is over as toddler marches down the stairs. Greeted by a “Hi Hay-ey” (he can not say his L’s) and a cute little smile before the demanding of Mickey Mouse. Then my day is in full on rush of homework and worrying once again.
The point? Take time to reflect. Take time to breathe. Take time to delight. Take time to find the joy of Christ.
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