Tuesday, January 12, 2010

pausing

i have been teaching in the ms the last few weeks on taking time to pause...
{i also love barns and photography and i love that little icon i made up there...super fun}

it's post-christmas and with the last number of weeks, i could really enjoy some pause time. i feel like i lost myself somewhere in early december and i past me up again just after the new year. i could use some "pause time."

i mean, i pause...i pray, i think, i read, i even nap every now and again. but there's this thing about pausing that i have discovered. you have to totally BE in the pause before it works.

go with me on this one...have you ever been present but not really been there? you know, you are hearing the words that are being said but you are not listening. sometimes we leave our emotions and our spiritual self far away from the physical self...and sadly, i do that when i'm stressed.

god wants way more than that...that's why he told moses, "come up to the mountain and stay" in exodus 24:12. he looks at moses...leading the israelites thru the desert and he knows the dude is jacked up on stress...getting blamed for all kinds of stuff and just needs to pause. god basically says, "moses...listen, you need to come up to the mountain and BE on the mountain. bring all of you. your heart, your mind, your soul...everything. come and BE here. take time to pause, dude."

so today, i am thanking god for being everywhere...for allowing me time to pause. all 3 girlies napped, and at the same time! miracle of god...maybe, but definitely a little gift from god saying, "danyele, come to the couch with me...and just BE at the couch."

heading to the couch...just thought you'd wanna know.

7 comments:

He & Me + 3 said...

What an awesome thing. I find that I don't pause enough. Great post and I love the pictures.

~EssenseVibez~ said...

gurl, i know juss how you feel--i remember my grandmother always telling me to "be still and let God"--i think what you're going through is one of those moments where God wants you to be still and feel His wonderous power--And He does this to let you know you can't have this time slot take control of you--it's mainly the devil wanting you to shutdown--but God is saying, "no you steadfast and stay in the word"--i go through that many of times when i'm just tired of being tired but i "be still and let God"--its a great place to be--and oh how wonderful it would be to sit on the couch with God one on one--don't get me to shouting up in hurr!!!---remain blessed my sister!!

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

I loved this Danyele! I have been re-teaching myself to pause lately. Thank you for this reminder my friend.

Yaya said...

I love it! What an awesome message!

Over-Caffeinated X 4 said...

Oooh, I so love that. I do get what you're saying. Sometimes I say it's like my dog. When he gets fed at night, he has to be in a submissive position to get to eat. That doesn't mean that his butt is on the ground, but his mind is already eating the food. Sometimes I have to stand there for a long time before his mind actually "sits" too. That is such a powerful visual for me when I KNOW God is calling me into submission and I say, "Okay God, here I am, butt on the ground. Look, I'm sitting!" But in my mind, I know that my brain isn't sitting, my brain is planning for plan b and plan c. I'm thinking too much and not just being still and waiting for him to say, "Okay, now go get your "prize"." So, yes, you are right... thanks for the reminder!

Chronicles Of A Mommy said...

OK, first and foremost I am so relieved I am not the only one who thinks God says "dude." Ha! In all seriousness, we all go through this. I think with the business of the holidays and then the newness of the new year it makes us all feel as if we are scrambling a bit. But, like you said, if we all knowingly take th etime to pause and listen, we will hear His message and see our path.

{{HUGS}}

BoufMom9 said...

Our God is an Awesome God!

Glad you are taking time to pause....