Pause – Breathe – Press In
This week’s blog is by guest writer, Rebecca Digrugilliers, wife to Aaron, a homesteading-homeschool mama to 5 daughters, ages 2-12, and one who knows how to put pen to paper as she shares an honest, hard, joyful sojourner’s life. The concepts she shares continually teach me how to walk this life with a little more honesty, faith, and vulnerability.
Please be blessed by this guest post today! Many thanks for these words, Rebecca – my sunshine!
Sunday church is the huddle in the middle of the game field, the re-group, the equipping of the saints with the game plan. Then we break and live life, because it’s the carrying out beyond the walls that is the point, into whatever your hands find to do.
These days I’ve been trying harder to be in the moment as it happens, not exhausted as it ends. Some days might still crash and burn, but I’ve found so much more access to tranquility and joy in the home while child-rearing, home-keeping, homeschooling, etc, if I just pause…
In the middle of it, just pause and take a long, slow breath with my hand on my abdomen to both remind myself and acknowledge that I don’t have to “summon” the Lord, He’s right here with me, about me, and inside me all the time. I am already equipped, I just have to make a conscious attempt to lean into Him in every moment.
In. every. moment.
Even if the moment is chaotic, even when a child has spoken disrespectfully and I really just want to say, “Where do you get off?!” When I’m reteaching this math concept for the billionth time and my patience is running thin because I’ve got food on the stove, something just spilled on the floor, those two are fighting over a toy, and that timer is going off to let me know that rising dough is ready to be kneaded…
“Christ in you, the hope of Glory.” (Colossians 1:27) “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)
“The time of work does not with me differ from the time of prayer. In the noise and clatter of my kitchen while several persons are at the same time calling for different things, I possess God in as great tranquility as if I were upon my knees at the blessed supper.” – Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection
I have full access and am already equipped. Just pause and breathe and press into Him. Pause. Breathe. Press into Him.
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Abundant blessings, friend, as you press into Jesus!
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