- Written by Karen Sammons
I said it before, my life is busy, and I love it. But sometimes it’s good to stop and Pause. Now if you went to Northern Easter Camp this year you know exactly what I mean. So this is directed at everyone else!!
Where is your happy place? Just stop for 20 seconds, close your eyes, and what is the first thing that pops into your head that you’d rather be doing instead of work, school, exams, whatever you’re doing now you wish you didn’t have to do? (If you’re still in bed be thankful!)
Myself, I’m imagining a bath full of steaming water and a Lush bath bomb! But that has to wait.
Here’s an interesting question, when you’re in that happy place, enjoying the break from the busyness of life, where is God? Is He in that space with you?
It may seem odd, after all most of us understand God is everywhere, but do we acknowledge that or are we in the “and then the Holy Spirit showed up” category? I’m only going to say this once, God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, they don’t show up! They are always there! We just don’t give them the attention they deserve, and we are at our worst when we are “relaxing.”
We call for help, we cry for support, when stressed we pray, when hurting we look heavenward, but when life is happy, we are at peace or doing something we enjoy, we ignore God.
I’d like to encourage you today to think seriously about how you include God in your day, that He not only be part of your prayer time, or called on when you need a parking place, or when you stub your toe! Let Him be the one you enjoy that walk on the beach with, or talk to while at the gym.
In those moments when you are at peace, when you get to pause, remember He is still, and always has been, with you.