I want to thank you guys for pausing in your busy week to read my blog.
After my first-post-ever last week, I was blown away by all the encouragement, positive feedback and comments. In all honesty, I had no idea what to expect..so in the spirit of self-protection, I was prepared for only family members and close friends to read it (out of duty). Ha! And yes- this still happened, but some others joined in too, so thank you all.
I’m seeing now that God invited me back into writing for my own heart, and the gift of dialogue that has started with all of you is His multiplier effect.
When I say good for my heart, I mean that writing slows my internal tempo.
Maybe there is an activity that does the same for you?
An activity that slows you down and allows you to sit with yourself and listen. Listen to your insides, your heartbeat, the voice of God. For me, it’s writing. Writing gives my soul space to breathe and check in… if just for a moment.
If I haven’t had the chance to meet you yet, you will find out that my internal tempo is FAST. I’ve always been described as high-energy…like my motto has been, “move first, think later.” I know, genius, right? But it does make for excitement…who doesn’t like that?
Though as of late, I’m trying to reverse the order…”think first, then move.” It’s like flexing a new muscle, so it’s uncomfortable but I’m seeing new growth and will keep trying. But I digress….
The writing has been like a drink of water to my soul…
and your interaction has been like discovering I’m drinking Chic-Fil-A lemonade instead.
A TOTAL upgrade! It’s even more refreshing with a delightful & sweet kick of hope.
(Not to mention, Chic-Fil-A lemonade comes with no cooking, no clean up, entertainment for my children at the restaurant and later that day (thank you kids meal toy.) AND someone will offer to refill my cup and bring it to my table.
Yes please! You mean I don’t have to bring my squirmy 2 year old to the counter and wait while she tries to grab everything in sight!?)
The goodness keeps coming in unexpected, surprising ways.
Our God is a God of multiplication.
I’ve learned if I step into obedience, and trust Him, not knowing where exactly I will end up, He will multiply the gain. I have been so energized hearing what you have learned this past year. What new things you are trying. The new places God is inviting you to enter.
When I started this blog, my hope was to create a space to slow down and share stories. Through story, I see God’s creativity, His loving heart and His ability to restore. And selfishly, I love stories because it’s one of the most powerful ways I learn. So the multiplied gain of sharing my story is hearing yours.
He is a God of abundance.
Writing is a discipline that is good in and of itself. Yet God, in His abundance, says yes, that is good but there is even more goodness that you can’t see.
So may we take the time to be still. Find an activity that slows our insides and discern the next step He has laid before us. With trusting hearts and open eyes we may discover a multiplied gain, far greater than anything we could have planned.
So thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts. And please keep sharing! Comment below or send me an email. I’d love to hear what activity God uses to slow your internal tempo? How does He teach you through it?