There came a time when God made it very clear to me that he and I needed to sit down and talk for a while. So, I sat and we talked. For those of you who have a relationship with God, this is not surprising I’m sure. What blows me away is the fact that our “little sit down” has lasted for the better part of five years. It’s true…five years.
I let it be known a few posts ago that something was going on with me and that I was searching for the words to share it with you. This is going to be my endeavor to do just that. You see, God sat me down and made it very clear that He wanted and needed my undivided attention to deal with me about a few things. Of course, the decision to be still and listen was totally and completely mine. It’s just that circumstances and life experiences have taught me not to ignore the voice of my Father God. I’m just better off when I listen.
Apparently, it is time for my period of self-imposed exile, if you will, to end. Thus blow the winds of change. During these last five years, I have very much kept my personal life to a minimum. Outside of work and family, I have spent the majority of my time at home…alone…but not really alone, if you understand what I mean.
I have been in a near constant state of meditation and conversation with God. It may sound crazy and ridiculous to some of you and that’s okay…it works for me. I have learned that God really is still speaking to us…all of the time. The real question is…Are we listening? I have found God on TV, in books, in the words of friends and loved ones, in my genealogy research, in the actions of my puppies, in the sounds of a mourning dove, in a rainstorm, in dreams, in tears, in laughter, in anger, on the Internet, in the mail, in an elevator, in the face of a stranger, on the other end of a wrong number, in my own name…everywhere…everywhere…everywhere.
I want and need to try to share some of what I learned, sometimes willingly and sometimes not so much, over the last five years. Some people thought and even said to me that I needed to get a life but what they didn’t know was that I was doing just that and I was doing it at the feet of the Master Himself. I am going to call this series, Restoring Serenity, because that is exactly what it means for me. It is a walk I am still on and a journey I invite you all to take with me.
Won’t you join me?