I watered my plants this morning.
I ate my breakfast.
I read my Bible and prayed.
I sat for about five minutes in silence.
This morning was good.
I did a lot this morning. What I did not do was write my morning devotional. This was very good.
I’ve been feeling for the past couple of weeks that it was a bit of a drain on my resources. I had no time to eat in the morning and while I read my Bible I didn’t spend as much time with it as I wanted to. I like to write but the exercise of daily scheduled writing was not working for me yet I felt guilty, like I had to.
Then one morning this week, ok it was yesterday morning. Anyways yesterday morning I got up and wrote. Then while driving to work after not eating again and feeling rushed and frazzled I realized I needed a break. It’s funny. I tell everyone to take the space they need in life to thrive yet I wasn’t doing that myself.
I’m enjoying writing this right now. I have been trying to get back to my blog for a while. Maybe I’m being called into a more fluid writing schedule. Maybe it has nothing to do with a call and everything to do with scheduling my life in a way that works for me. Either way for a season the daily grind was good but now, with Christmas and preparations and lots on my mind I think perhaps it’s ok for me to step outside and say what I am doing now is enough and it is what I enjoy.
Today I watered my plants and I didn’t run through the exercise. I looked at and loved them. I fussed with and fixed them. I took my time and enjoyed that moment.
I’m decided to think about it as creating space. Space for creativity and ideas. Space where movement and freedom reign. It’s odd really that I’m doing this before Christmas when we as people often pack our lives full but perhaps this is the best time. After all without space how can one welcome the one who is to come?
Perhaps we could all do with making some space in our lives this season.