Summer is drawing to a close and I have to say that I am happy about that fact. Summer is a hard time for me. Yes, I am a schedule girl. Don't get me wrong-- I love a little spontaneity too. But when summer comes usually my regular quiet time with God goes. I don't know why it happens that way, but it does. So by the end of the summer I am ready for those regular times with the Lord. It seems there is an urgency in my heart to renew our deep tender meetings.
I imagine that it is like a friendship, that although it continues during times of busy life schedule--every once in awhile you just need a little knee to knee time. You talk about the light and frivolous first and then it is time to reacquaint yourselves with the deep things of each others hearts.
I have encountered this with other friends this summer. People go on vacation time and contact is few and far between. Then they come back and you go. I have seen it in blogdom and in my neck of the woods. One leaves and the other waits.
God has been waiting. Now I would imagine that the urgency in my heart for Him is --Him getting a little impatient. You know we feel the same when a good friend is gone too long.
I spent a little catch up time yesterday with a few of my girls. It is good to be home. To look into some of their faces and to spend some time talking and listening to others. Yes, I have to remember to listen.
God is waiting. I would imagine He has a few stored up thoughts to release also. So, this week my goal is to get back to my regular time with God. Spend a some time listening. I miss our knee to knee time.
Here is a portions of a devotional from Elisabeth Elliot. I love the closing verse. He is waiting. Enjoy!
It is a good and necessary thing to set aside time for God in each day. The busier the day, the more indispensable is this quiet period for prayer, Bible reading, and silent listening. It often happens, however, that I find my mind so full of earthly matters that it seems I have gotten up early in vain and have wasted three-fourths of the time so dearly bought (I do love my sleep!). But I have come to believe that the act of will required to arrange time for God may be an offering to Him. As such He accepts it, and what would otherwise be "loss" to me I count as "gain" for Christ.
Let us not be "weary in well-doing," or discouraged in the pursuit of holiness. Let us, like Moses, go to the Rock of Horeb--and God says to us what He said to him, "You will find me waiting for you there" (Ex 17:6 NEB).