This past week was full of craziness here in the GB office…We were keeping up with all our normal activity, preparing for our big Awaken event AND organizing the GB library. I’m including a picture of the SMALLEST stack of books we waded through as we made sure the ISBN (this crazy number I never knew EXISTED until this past week!) and library codes were logged into our database and the books were placed in the appropriate category on shelves.
In the middle of this pile, I’d pick up a book, type in the title and in my quirky creative way, I’d think about what each book was written on. By the end of an hour, I’d have so many titles and thoughts and “wish-I-had-time-to-read-this” books added to the wishlist. There are books on how to be married, how to prepare for marriage, how to know if the fella is the right one FOR marriage. There are literally books on any conceivable topic you could ever WANT to think about!
When I went home last night, I still had all these titles and thoughts rolling in my brain from the day. Add to these the normal bevy of activity at work, my friends calls and texts, family calling about my sick Grandmother, and my own to-do list for the night, my brain was about as jumbled and varied as the pile of books I’d just spent the day organizing.
So I scooped up my walking shoes and headed to my favorite spot in Dallas to just sit. Quiet. With God. In the quiet, all the voices faded and I could hear the little Voice that had been murmuring under all those other voices all day. As that Voice grew louder, my soul grew more serene. I sat and thought on Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I Am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted on the earth.”
When I walk in today, to finish up another pile of books, with emails waiting and phone calls to return, that serenity in my soul will guard me from becoming anxious again. He is Present and He is God. I might need another trip to my favorite quiet place this weekend, but this time, it’ll be for a little more chatting with Him and a little less quiet…He KNEW I couldn’t stay quiet for long!
This weekend: Breathe! Listen to God! And tell us what you hear!