Good morning, happy Monday!! Don’t you just love cute animal and baby pictures?! Warms my heart every time. The pigeon burrowing owls, above, never cease to make me smile. Photographer Mario Gustavo Fiorucci won the 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Award for that picture and it is easy to see why. 🙂
I’ve got to admit, the picture above completely portrays the way my schedule has been lately—a little sideways. Since Thanksgiving, the Crenshaw household has been a little more chaotic and off schedule, BUT incredibly blessed.
I don’t know about you, but when my schedule goes wacky for any reason, I feel “off.” Not stressed, necessarily, but not as peaceful.
What I realized this morning is that the biggest thing that changed for me is that my scheduled rest and prayer time is not as often as my soul needs right now. I need quiet time, in my prayer closet, a few times a week to seek Jesus, be still, and pray whatever the Holy Spirit prompts.
I believe this works best for me because I am naturally an introverted person. I “recharge” in my quiet and alone space. I need that rest time to quiet my thoughts, heart, and soul. My heart is more receptive to Jesus when I do this and I am a more peaceful, calm person to be around! 🙂
What about you? What restores your soul? A friend of mine is the complete opposite of me. She recharges by loud, fun worship music along with a Holy Spirit led conversation about Jesus. When Jesus is the center, it cannot be wrong, am I right?!
I thank God that even when our days are sideways or a little off, when we seek Him with our whole heart—He will meet us right where we are!! Praise God!!
All the glory to God!!
Image of Jeremiah 29:13 by mostlysensible.com.