I need a change of scenery...BAD!
So I crawl into bed on this Sunday afternoon, throw the covers over my head and instruct everyone in listening distance, "Do not disturb me!" Three hours later, after a needed nap, I still feel out of sorts. A sinus head ache does not help my disposition and tears threaten to fall.
"Lord, I need you," I pray.
I throw the covers off and put my walking shoes on. If a three hour nap isn't the cure maybe a brisk walk off the edge the earth will help, I bemoan.
To anyone listening I holler, "I'll be back."
The door slams and the warm afternoon greets me like an old friend. It's been too long. The great outdoors is what I have needed. There is something ... Rejuvenating. Refreshing. Reassuring about the soft wind on my face and sweet sound of birds singing. I'm only a few steps from my house and the outside begins to clear my mind. Briskly I walk and pray. Think and organize. The cob webs leave my head and my spirit is lifted.
I have accomplished a great deal over the last few weeks. Yes, there is still much to do, but there will always be a list. God is faithful. He shows me his hand in my life. He reminds me that He is gently leading me. I need Him. He has ordained my days and He will complete the important work with or without me. He is faithful and I can rest in Him.
Today I will enjoy my ordained day of rest. The list can wait until tomorrow.