Those of you who have read my book First Breath of Morning or have read Devotions from the Heart the last several years know how I sometimes write about walks on the trail near our neighborhood.
With spring just around the corner, I cannot wait until it looks like this picture I took early spring 2015! This photo is one of my favorites taken of the dirt path off the paved trail with the late afternoon sun illuminating the trees in their beauty. This scene is one of the places my quiet heart enjoys the most.
God has put a large place in my heart that is drawn to the calmer things in life. I resisted it at first when it became apparent to me that He was doing a work of quieting my heart to live at a slower pace than most people in this world want to experience.
The attitude of always wanting to be busy and always needing to be actively doing something and usually having a super long to do list that is sometimes self-imposed is not the way I approach life anymore.
I have learned that saying no brings freedom. We cannot say yes to everything and still have time for the important things/people in our lives. I have learned to pick and choose, and give myself permission to slow down when I still hear a voice in my head, or the voice of others pulling at me to get caught up again in too much busyness. So, if I don’t post much from this time forward it will simply be that…
The quiet heart has a different journey, hears a different message, walks a different path, all while knowing God called me to this. It is He who quieted my heart.