I’m linking this up over at 152 Insights to My Soul.
From Kristin: #ThreeWordWednesday is simple, really. I know we’re all busy with life and kids and jobs and parents and friends and church and whatever else it is that occupies our time. Some weeks I’m not sure what my post will be about, but knowing people will show up here on Wednesdays is good motivation to write something. #ThreeWordWednesday is a chance to pause and hear God. Sum up what you’re hearing in three words. Those three words are enough. But stories are good too.
Seeing the Stars
Easter weekend was spent at my in-laws property which is basically in the middle of nowhere. While I know I could never live in the country I absolutely love getting to visit for the retreat aspect of their land. It’s surrounded by trees and farm land and minimal other homes. One of my favorite parts of visiting is going out at night and gazing up at the sky.
Being a city girl my whole life there have always been so many lights and other distractions that can get in the way of really seeing all the stars in the sky. But in the country? I never fail to feel amazed over the sheer number of stars in the sky. I tried snapping a picture but using a cell phone camera in the dark? Nope.
My relationship with God can be like seeing the stars. @@Distractions can get in the way and cause me to miss seeing just how great He is.@@ I need to step away from the shiny lights and find a place that allows me to take Him in. Turn off the TV, shut down Facebook or Pinterest, and focus on Him.
I used to try and multi-task my Bible reading with feeding babies, brushing teeth, getting ready for bed, whatever. But I realized it never had my full attention because I was also talking to kids, thinking about everything that happened that day, or listening to others. Now that I sit at the table or on the couch with coffee and make my time with God a sole activity I’m already seeing growth in the relationship and I’m hearing His voice more clearly. It’s not getting muddled with all the other “stuff” going on.
@@Don’t let the things of the world distract you from seeing Christ.@@
4 thoughts on “Three Word Wednesday: Seeing the Stars”
Loved this post. I take a continuing education trip every June in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. I love this trip because it allows me to put away the phone and simply take in God’s awesome amazing creation. I have to drive several miles down the road to even get cell reception. I also worked at a Bible camp for many summers and it is one of those places that reminds me to shut out the rest of the world too. Blessed to be your neighbor at Three Word Wednesday today.
I love going on retreats to get a long break from the business and clutter of life and focus on Christ. Thanks for visiting!
This has been the cry of my heart – that the rest of the world would fall away in His presence. It’s not easy, because there is a lot of noise, but with intention and purpose we can choose to seek His voice over all the others. Thank you for drawing me back to that sweet spot today. Great to meet you at #threewordwednesday today.
I’m so glad this resonated with you as well. Thanks for stopping by!