Well, Redding has decided it’s time for Winter. We’ve be spoiled with sunny days for much of the so called winter and this week the forecast says one thing… RAIN.
And I am actually ok with it… I think it can be a good reminder to just sit and be with Him. Life can get so full that even quiet times have to be scheduled in, but I am pretty sure God also enjoys the moments where in the midst of life we just stop and sit with Him.
Most of us have been around toddlers at some point or another, and I think we would all agree that they are busy. The world has recently become theirs and they’ve got exploring to do. I don’t know about you, but the moments when the toddlers in my life stop for a moment and crawl in my lap are some of my favorites. The other night I was watching a friends kids and for a few minutes they both sat in my lap in an oversized recliner while we read books. My heart was so full and all seemed well with the world.
I can’t help but wonder, does the Lord feel the same. Oh, the delight He takes as He watches us go throughout our days, but does His heart melt when we take a moment to just simply be with Him.
Yesterday I took a moment to do this, and turned to Psalm 139…
Here are a few things I think we can learn from David-
If you ever feel like you aren’t “known” let me remind you…
You have searched me, LORD,
and you know me. (1)
If you ever feel like you aren’t “seen” let me remind you…
You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways. (2-3)
If you ever feel alone let me remind you…
You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast. (5, 7-10)
If you ever feel like your life was an accident, let me remind you…
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be. (13-16)
You are seen.
You are known.
You are wanted.
So although the rain isn’t so good for my hair, it’s really good for my heart.
May your day be filled with the awareness of Him. May your Spirit be strengthened as you realize more and more the delight He takes in you.