I dropped the kids off today at Vacation Bible School. The house is quiet. I have to say that when you have the quiet, the awareness that it is you and God is undeniable. My heart stirred within me to pray, to read, to ponder. (and clean.. , don’t judge!) But after I scrambled through the house to make it appear clean, I sat back down to reflect and be with God. Then it hit me… how often do we scramble through our lives trying to appear clean? Not to others, but even to ourselves. We do the best we can with the mess that is obvious, and the deep down cleaning gets overlooked or run by. But it’s in these quiet moments that the deep dirty comes to the surface and there is nothing to do but fall on our faces and ask God to cleanse us and wash us and walk every step with us. Today as I sat in the stillness and looked up to God, I saw how infrequent I do this. I saw that my heart can cause tears to flow as soon as I am alone with God, because I’ve missed it, and passed it by. I only wanted to write this to encourage you all. I’m going back to my quiet and bask in God’s glory. Make time to be alone with God each day. You will be amazed at the powerful connection God has with you when you sit with him undistracted… just you and God. I pray for all of us that like Moses, we can see His Glory as we sit with Him and that when we leave, His light will be shining through us.
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10
It’s okay to be still… He has it under control. He knows the ending. We all can spare moments of our day to thank Him, pray for our children, melting away all stress and dirty and walking around as God’s clean vessel.
On a lighter note, I’d like to point out that even in the “need to clean” mode, God used that to teach me something invaluable. Again, He’s got it under control. :-)