With the warm weather arriving there’s more to enjoy outside! We are often on-the-go to our newest favorite park. Our kids are learning to ride bikes and my oldest daughter and I are getting ready for the kids marathon, so we keep busy at the park. Pool season will soon be upon us soon, so the focus will then shift to swim lessons and such – looking forward to it!
With the beautiful weather it’s easy to get busy outdoors – which can be a good thing. At Bible Study today I was reminded of the need to be still. Be still in the midst of the draw of the outdoors. Sometimes all of this activity is taking the place of something deeper, and although it’s wonderful, it won’t satisfy. Activity, pride, etc. can cheat us of God’s best. As Beth Moore puts it:
It can cheat us of contentment..because you “deserve better than this.”
…cheat you of knowledge…because you already know it all.
…cheat you of healing…because you’re too full of pride to forgive.
…cheat you of genuine friendship…because nobody’s going to know the real you.
…cheat you of love…because real romance demands sacrifice.
…cheat you of God’s glory…because pride convinces you to seek your own.
Hope you have warm weather where you live, and a great Spring. I hope you find time to be still. Let me know in the comments what time of day/week works best for you to find quiet.