Monday, May 19, 2014
I don't know about you but when I prepare to have my "quiet" time, you know time alone with God, I like to actually do it in quiet. That is hard to come by since I am a homeschooling mom of three boys in a home with birds and a dog and the noise of home life.
So to accomplish this I wake around 5am and have my quiet time. I cover the bird cage so they will be "quiet", I take the dog out and give him a chew stick so he will be "quiet" and the rest of the house is asleep so all is "quiet".
Yesterday morning I chose to sleep in. I decided that I wanted to sleep longer after going to bed so late. I got up around 8:30am and decided that there was no way I would have a "quiet" time this morning. I had laundry to do that I procrastinated on so even if the birds, the dog and the kids cooperated there would still be the noise of the washer.
Upon taking the dog out a bird caught my eye, he or she was eating a worm. I was honestly amazed because I had never witnessed this before. I didn't want to disturb the bird by going to get my camera so I just watched and held the dog close so he wouldn't disturb her either. That of course did not last long but it lasted long enough for my eyes to be opened and look at the wonders around me and hear God's noise.
Before marriage and kids I would enjoy time with God in my yard tuning out the cars and all the distractions of the world and instead tuning in on God. It has become hard to do that now because I feel like I am surrounded by so much "noise" daily. In that brief moment outside in my yard God reminded me that I could still meet with Him and He could still meet with me in the midst of all that goes on around me.
My goal is still to awaken at 5am to enjoy the stillness of my home and the day, but if I miss my window of "quiet" it doesn't mean I have to miss time with God.