Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Make Sure to Take Hold of the Moments {because moments slip through our fingers}

My fingers linger over the keyboard. Absolutely still.

I should be working on preparing thoughts on journalling to share with teens next week, but I seem to be procrastinating. The house is actually quiet--which doesn't happen very often, especially before 9:30 at night or after 6:45 in the morning, anyway--and I check the email, flip open Facebook, skim over a few blogs. {Bad idea}.

I find myself completely under-qualified and inspired at the same time. I've been reading a slew of books, soaking up wisdom from others who have been at this craft for a very long time and have so much more to offer.

I have much to learn. I realize that it is the same for everyone, however. No one arrives at knowing it all--as much as some may like to think or may like others to think about them.

How rewarding to admit it and reach down into the vast experience of others and be challenged to never stop learning.

It's true, there is nothing new under the sun. And it is there for all of us to unwrap.

There is much to discover about this amazing world.

There is much excitement to walk out into the unknown to make it known.




But don't miss that there is so much joy, and hope and peace to discover who we are and whose we are.

This is what is so rewarding and exciting about journalling: getting to a safe place to write to release our feelings and emotion, to really think about what we believe, and dare to chase our dreams. We get to scribble out what we don't know and piece it all together and be known.

It is too easy in this fast paced world to let life go by without taking hold of the moments and living abundantly. We only have these moments to live. If we don't stop to take notice, we will live without really living at all. Writing it out makes us slow down before it slips through our fingers.

Dare to surrender, slow down, savour life; taste and see that the Lord is good

and give thanks for all things.


~~~

Funny, now that my fingers have started typing, I seem to have found some inspiration to share.

That's what they say: get your fingers moving and the muse will come.

It's also not so funny that the house is not quiet anymore.




6 comments:

  1. I love this and it is so true. I'm trying to remind myself often to slow down, write for one, and allow myself to dream... Stopping by from SDG, Blessings!

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  2. It's true that you often don't find what it is you have to say until you start writing. Keep at it, keep growing and writing. It's amazing how much meaning we can find in those little, easy-to-miss moments!

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  3. All these words just flow so beautifully into truth. I felt like I was wrapped into arms that were sailing down a stream toward the One Who created us. Thank you for being open and honest and just being!
    Visiting from SDG sisters.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

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  4. i love this so much. i feel like this so often, that there is nothing new under the sun for me to grasp, for me to share. and then i realize that each heart is new and fresh, unique in Him.

    <3 visiting from SDG.

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  5. I'm stopping by from Jennifer's and so glad I did. This line will ring long and loud in my head--"We only have these moments to live. If we don't stop to take notice, we will live without really living at all. " Thanks for the timely reminder.

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  6. Dear Rebekah
    I hear your heart! Teens are in such a vulnerable stage of their lives although would adamantly disagree! I wish that when I was a teen someone would just have pointed me to Jesus and Him alone. I wish I knew that it is all about living in Him, deep in the Spirit if Love and having a intimate relationship with Him! Hope this helps a bit, sweet friend.
    Much love XX
    Mia

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