Earlier in the summer, I wrote about how important it is to unwind and spend time with God. That’s even harder now that school swamps most of my day. So I’ve been trying to find time every day to spend a minimum of ten minutes outside petting my dog Jessie. I do this partly because my dog doesn’t get enough attention, and also because I need the fresh air 😉. Last night, though, I was out petting her on the deck as the sky darkened and it felt really refreshing. I lay there next to Jess, hearing the chorus of locusts, crickets, and frogs starting up, and the occasional songbird settling in for the night calling to another. I saw a few straggler fireflies lazing around, left over from early summer, and felt the cool summer air tinged with autumn drifting from the woods. I contemplated a mug of hot tea. It was so tranquil. And God has created it. I honestly can’t comprehend how people believe this earth was an accident. But that’s off topic. The point I’m trying to convey here is that we should spend time with God, His creatures, and His creation. I challenge you: put down what you are doing sometime today, and go outside for ten minutes, take deep, slow breaths, and thank God for this world and your part in it. I guarantee you will feel refreshed and refueled.
…thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make the way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. -Joshua 1:8b
Thanks for reading! If you haven’t already, please check out other post on Quiet Time. Do you already have a set aside “quiet time”? Where do you go, and what do you do? I love hearing from you! God bless, BibleBloggerGirl