As busy bees we go about our days, barely pausing to savour the moment or smell the roses.
Yet even bees pause, stop and seek out the nectar in each individual flower. They taste, enjoy, feed and then move on.
So absorbed in their task they seem heedless of distractions.
We are more likely to be easily distracted and fail to fully engage with one task before finding another to occupy us.
Shutting out the world’s noise and voice is a challenge we all have. It shouts so loud with an impatient impertinence, demanding to be heard.
But if we can find ways to draw back, step away and seek a sanctuary of silence, we are rewarded beyond measure.
Not only do we hear the outpourings of our own soul rising to the surface, we also make a spiritual white-space for God to whisper close.
And as we attune our inner ears to His voice we are in a good position to both believe and receive.
For our inner thirst and deep soul hunger can only be truly satisfied by His unconditional and eternal love.
No-one else can meet all our needs and answer the ones we haven’t even thought about, never mind prayed for as yet.
Shall we try?
Can we switch off in order to plug in to all that is essential to our health and well-being?
It will take great perseverance and persistence but it will provide far more than we ever knew we needed.
I’m willing to make way for holy moments in the mundane.
My soul seeks after God’s own heart. I crave the insights, wisdom and encouragement I receive from His word and in whispered conversations too.
I long for His touch upon my life, His healing for every wound and His mercy and grace for all my brokenness.
My body sinks weary into His embrace and finds comfort there. He holds me strong on my weakest days.
Will you join me? I hope so. Let’s take a pause from busyness and lean hard into quiet reverence instead.
God is waiting…
This poem is part of my #31days of writing brave and free as I attempt to eschew perfectionism and aim for a regular outpouring of poetry or prose based on listening deeper to God’s voice. You can find out more over at my sister blog ‘Words of Joy’ where I am posting regularly too.